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Greinke on the mark
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Royals 4, Tigers 1
Zack Greinke allowed six hits and one run in seven innings. (Duane Burleson/AP)
Alex Gordon and Mark Teahen each homered and Zack Greinke pitched seven one-run innings in his season debut, as the Royals beat the Tigers on Thursday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep and improve to 3-0 to open the season.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (3-0)
Won 3
Kansas City 4, Detroit 1   DET
Detroit (0-3)
Lost 3
April 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0   4 11 0
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 8 0
Standings thru 4/3/08  |  Recap: KC | DET  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Tigers stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF5110010.231
Grudzielanek, 2B5120001.500
Gordon, 3B5122002.214
Guillen, RF4011111.167
Butler, DH4010001.308
Teahen, LF4121003.364
Gload, 1B4020001.364
Buck, C3000102.167
Pena, SS4000002.077
Totals3841142213 

BATTING
HR: Gordon (2, 4th inning off Bonderman, 1 on, 0 out), Teahen (1, 6th inning off Bonderman, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Gathright; Grudzielanek 2; Gordon 5; Guillen; Butler; Teahen 5; Gload 2.
RBI: Gordon 2 (4), Teahen (2), Guillen (2).
2-out RBI: Teahen; Guillen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Pena; Teahen.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gathright (1, 2nd base off Lopez/Rodriguez).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Teahen (Sheffield at 2nd base).

 
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Thomas, CF4010021.400
Polanco, 2B4010003.071
Sheffield, DH3010103.143
Ordonez, RF4010012.250
Guillen, 1B4020003.455
Rodriguez, C4000013.083
Renteria, SS4000002.308
Thames, LF4000010.000
Inge, 3B3121100.333
Totals341812517 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (2, Greinke), Guillen (2, Ramirez).
HR: Inge (1, 7th inning off Greinke, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Thomas; Polanco; Sheffield; Ordonez 2; Guillen 3; Inge 5.
RBI: Inge (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen; Sheffield 2; Renteria; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (W, 1-0)7.06112311.29
Ramirez (H, 1)1.02000200.00
Soria (S, 2)1.00000000.00
 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonderman (L, 0-1)6.18442125.68
Seay 0.10000000.00
Lopez 2.13000100.00

WP: Greinke, Ramirez.
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 99-60, Ramirez 15-10, Soria 15-10, Bonderman 89-53, Seay 2-1, Lopez 35-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 5-13, Ramirez 0-0, Soria 1-2, Bonderman 11-7, Seay 0-1, Lopez 2-4.
Batters faced: Greinke 29, Ramirez 4, Soria 3, Bonderman 29, Seay 1, Lopez 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Seay 1-0, Lopez 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 48 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:45.
Att: 32,735.

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