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Royals drop finale
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Blue Jays 5, Royals 2
Jose Guillen watches Scott Rolen's home run in the first inning. (AP)
Starter Gil Meche was better, lasting 6 2/3 innings and striking out three against one walk. The Royals' offense, however, managed to scrape together just two runs on six hits and no walks, with both of their runs coming on a David DeJesus single.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (11-15)
Won 1
Toronto 5, Kansas City 2   KC
Kansas City (11-14)
Lost 1
April 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2   5 12 3
Kansas City
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
Standings thru 4/27/08  |  Recap: TOR | KC  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Royals stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rios, RF5340001.330
Overbay, 1B5011012.274
Rolen, 3B5122004.364
Stairs, DH4000122.309
Wells, V, CF4010000.265
Hill, 2B4020001.284
Lind, LF3000102.000
Barajas, C4010012.189
McDonald, SS4110001.167
Totals3851232415 

BATTING
2B: McDonald (1, Peralta), Rios (6, Peralta).
3B: Rios (1, Meche).
HR: Rolen (1, 1st inning off Meche, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Rios 7; Overbay; Rolen 5; Wells, V; Hill 2; Barajas; McDonald 2.
RBI: Rolen 2 (4), Overbay (7).
2-out RBI: Rolen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas; Rolen; Lind; Stairs.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Wells, V (1, 2nd base by Peralta/Olivo).

FIELDING
E: Litsch 2 (2, fielding, throw), Wells, V (2, fielding).
DP: 3 (McDonald-Hill-Overbay, Hill-McDonald-Overbay, Barajas-McDonald).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF4012000.351
Callaspo, 2B4020001.351
Gordon, 3B4000033.290
Guillen, LF4000000.177
Teahen, RF3010000.261
Butler, DH3000001.283
Olivo, C3000011.263
Gload, 1B3120000.300
Pena, SS3100011.149
Totals31262057 

BATTING
TB: DeJesus; Callaspo 2; Teahen; Gload 2.
RBI: DeJesus 2 (9).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gordon; Olivo.
GIDP: Pena; Gordon.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Callaspo (1, 2nd base by Litsch/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Pena (3, throw).
DP: (Gload).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Litsch (W, 3-1)7.05210404.85
Ryan (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Carlson (S, 1)1.01000001.42
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (L, 1-4)6.29331317.22
Peralta 1.23221006.00
Gobble 0.20000105.40

WP: Meche, Gobble.
Pitches-strikes: Litsch 93-62, Ryan 9-7, Carlson 8-7, Meche 129-80, Peralta 31-17, Gobble 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Litsch 9-7, Ryan 0-2, Carlson 3-0, Meche 5-11, Peralta 2-2, Gobble 0-1.
Batters faced: Litsch 25, Ryan 3, Carlson 3, Meche 29, Peralta 8, Gobble 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Peralta 2-0, Gobble 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 52 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, L to R.
T: 2:44.
Att: 13,998.

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