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Jays drop close one
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Royals 2, Blue Jays 1
Shaun Marcum scattered seven baserunners over seven innings on Saturday. (AP)
The Blue Jays' offense chipped away at Royals starter Luke Hochevar, reaching base eight times but scoring just one run. Starter Shaun Marcum went seven innings, striking out four and walking three, allowing two earned runs in the loss.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (10-15)
Lost 6
Kansas City 2, Toronto 1   KC
Kansas City (11-13)
Won 2
April 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 8 0
Kansas City
0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X   2 5 1
Standings thru 4/26/08  |  Recap: TOR | KC  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Royals stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS5030011.266
Hill, 2B5000015.276
Rios, RF4011102.302
Wells, V, CF4000015.265
Stairs, DH4020000.328
  1-McDonald, PR-DH0000000.143
Rolen, 3B3010113.333
Overbay, 1B2000201.278
Lind, LF4000006.000
Zaun, C3110102.269
Totals341815425 


1-Ran for Stairs in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Rolen (2, Hochevar), Zaun (4, Hochevar).
TB: Eckstein 3; Rios; Stairs 2; Rolen 2; Zaun 2.
RBI: Rios (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells, V 2; Zaun; Lind 3.
GIDP: Wells, V; Rolen.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rios (6, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck), Eckstein (2, 2nd base off Hochevar/Buck), Rolen (1, 3rd base off Hochevar/Buck).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4000021.364
Callaspo, 2B3010110.333
  1-German, PR-2B0000000.063
Gordon, 3B2000211.303
Guillen, LF4111005.185
Teahen, RF4110001.258
Butler, DH3000001.292
Gload, 1B3011010.284
Buck, C3000001.219
Pena, SS3010001.156
Totals292523511 


1-Ran for Callaspo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Teahen (6, Marcum).
3B: Pena (1, Marcum).
HR: Guillen (2, 6th inning off Marcum, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Callaspo; Guillen 4; Teahen 2; Gload; Pena 3.
RBI: Gload (6), Guillen (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Pena (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Gordon-Callaspo-Gload, Callaspo-Pena-Gload).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marcum (L, 2-2)7.04223413.24
Carlson 0.11000101.54
Accardo 0.20000008.00
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (W, 1-1)6.06112305.91
Mahay (H, 3)1.00001002.45
Nunez (H, 4)0.11001002.61
Ramirez (H, 4)0.20001100.82
Soria (S, 6)1.01000000.00

Pitches-strikes: Marcum 109-69, Carlson 8-5, Accardo 6-3, Hochevar 99-63, Mahay 18-10, Nunez 8-3, Ramirez 15-8, Soria 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Marcum 7-10, Carlson 0-0, Accardo 1-1, Hochevar 13-2, Mahay 0-3, Nunez 0-1, Ramirez 1-0, Soria 0-3.
Batters faced: Marcum 28, Carlson 2, Accardo 2, Hochevar 25, Mahay 4, Nunez 3, Ramirez 3, Soria 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Accardo 1-0, Ramirez 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 60 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, R to L.
T: 2:51.
Att: 24,078.

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