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Bannister delivers
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Royals 4, Tigers 0
Brian Bannister retired 20 of 21 batters after a single in the first. (Duane Burleson/AP)
In his first start following a strong rookie season, Brian Bannister outdueled 210-win veteran Kenny Rogers with seven innings of two-hit ball, receiving support with RBI doubles by Jose Guillen and Billy Butler to help KC improve to 2-0.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (2-0)
Won 2
Kansas City 4, Detroit 0   DET
Detroit (0-2)
Lost 2
April 2, 2008
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Kansas City
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0   4 8 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: KC | DET  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Tigers stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Gathright, CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .250
Grudzielanek, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .571
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 4 .111
Guillen, J, RF 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 .125
Butler, B, DH 4 0 2 2 0 0 2 .333
Teahen, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .286
Gload, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .286
Buck, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
Pena, T, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .111
Totals 33 4 8 4 3 8 13  

BATTING
2B: Grudzielanek (1, Rogers), Guillen, J (1, Rogers), Butler, B (1, Rogers), Gathright (1, Miner).
TB: Gload; Teahen; Guillen, J 2; Butler, B 3; Grudzielanek 2; Gathright 3.
RBI: Guillen, J (1), Butler, B 2 (2), Teahen (1).
2-out RBI: Guillen, J; Butler, B 2; Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Butler, B; Teahen.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gload (1, 2nd base by Bazardo/Rodriguez, I).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Gordon, A-Grudzielanek-Gload, Pena, T-Grudzielanek-Gload).

 
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Renteria, SS 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .444
Polanco, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Sheffield, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Ordonez, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Cabrera, M, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .125
Guillen, 1B 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .429
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .125
Jones, Jac, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Inge, CF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .167
Totals 28 0 3 0 1 8 7  

BATTING
TB: Renteria 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez.
GIDP: Sheffield, Rodriguez, I.
Team RISP: 0-for-1.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Inge (Butler, B at 3rd base).
DP: (Rodriguez, I-Polanco).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bannister, B (W, 1-0) 7.0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0.00
Oviedo 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Soria 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rogers (L, 0-1) 6.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 3.00
Miner 2.0 3 2 2 1 3 0 9.00
Bazardo 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.00

WP: Rogers, Miner.
Pitches-strikes: Bannister, B 86-54, Oviedo 11-5, Soria 23-16, Rogers 87-54, Miner 34-18, Bazardo 11-4.
Groundouts-flyouts: Bannister, B 7-4, Oviedo 1-0, Soria 0-0, Rogers 9-5, Miner 0-1, Bazardo 1-0.
Batters faced: Bannister, B 22, Oviedo 3, Soria 4, Rogers 24, Miner 9, Bazardo 3.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Tim Welke.
Weather: 51 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 2 mph, R to L.
T: 2:31.
Att: 32,348.
Venue: Comerica Park.
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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