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First win vs. Verlander
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Royals 2, Tigers 0
Luke Hochevar threw 96 pitches Wednesday, 55 for strikes. (Ed Zurga/AP)
Luke Hochevar pitched six innings of shutout ball, and Joey Gathright was the early hero with a two-run RBI single in the second. The Royals have now won five straight against the Tigers, and have five shutouts on the season.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (16-24)
Lost 3
Kansas City 2, Detroit 0   KC
Kansas City (18-21)
Won 3
May 14, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 1
Kansas City
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 5/14/08  |  Recap: DET | KC  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Royals stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF3010100.233
Polanco, 2B4010003.273
Guillen, 3B4010002.292
Ordonez, RF4010012.305
Cabrera, 1B4020012.269
Joyce, LF3000112.286
Thames, DH4000034.241
Renteria, SS3000110.260
Rodriguez, C3000011.271
Totals320603816 

BATTING
TB: Granderson; Polanco; Guillen; Ordonez; Cabrera 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen 2; Thames 2; Cabrera.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (2, throw).
Pickoffs: Verlander (Teahen at 1st base).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4000002.298
Grudzielanek, 2B3000120.319
Gordon, 3B2010201.277
Guillen, DH4010015.217
Butler, 1B4010002.279
  Gload, 1B0000000.266
Teahen, RF3120101.279
Buck, C4100004.257
Pena, SS3010111.170
Gathright, CF2012000.255
Totals292725416 

BATTING
2B: Pena (4, Verlander).
TB: Gordon; Guillen; Butler; Teahen 2; Pena 2; Gathright.
RBI: Gathright 2 (5).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus; Gordon; Guillen 2.
S: Gathright.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Pena (1, 3rd base by Verlander/Rodriguez).
PO: Teahen (1st base by Verlander).

FIELDING
DP: (Pena-Grudzielanek-Butler).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Verlander (L, 1-7)6.06223306.05
Rapada 0.20002000.93
Dolsi 1.11000102.08
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hochevar (W, 3-2)6.04003503.94
Mahay (H, 5)1.01000102.50
Nunez (H, 6)1.01000001.62
Soria (S, 10)1.00000200.00

Verlander pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Mahay pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: Verlander.
IBB: Grudzielanek (by Rapada).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 101-62, Rapada 12-3, Dolsi 22-13, Hochevar 96-55, Mahay 18-14, Nunez 4-3, Soria 13-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Verlander 6-8, Rapada 1-1, Dolsi 3-0, Hochevar 8-5, Mahay 1-1, Nunez 3-0, Soria 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 26, Rapada 4, Dolsi 5, Hochevar 25, Mahay 4, Nunez 3, Soria 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rapada 1-0, Dolsi 3-0, Nunez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Phil Cuzzi. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 2:48.
Att: 14,053.

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