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Bring out the brooms
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Royals 8, Tigers 4
Gil Meche fanned six over seven frames for his third win of the season. (AP)
With three starters resting, the Royals kicked things off with a three-spot in the first and never looked back, with every starter notching a hit as the club finished up its season-long homestand with its second sweep of the the Tigers.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (16-25)
Lost 4
Kansas City 8, Detroit 4   KC
Kansas City (19-21)
Won 4
May 15, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0   4 8 1
Kansas City
3 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 X   8 13 0
Standings thru 5/15/08  |  Recap: DET | KC  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Royals stats
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF4011010.234
Polanco, 2B4010000.273
Guillen, 3B4110022.291
Ordonez, RF4121000.310
Cabrera, 1B3000112.264
Sheffield, DH3000112.196
Joyce, LF3112000.292
Inge, C4010030.228
Santiago, SS4110002.344
Totals33484288 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez 2 (11, Meche, Peralta), Santiago (4, Meche), Guillen (11, Peralta).
HR: Joyce (3, 7th inning off Meche, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Granderson; Polanco; Guillen 2; Ordonez 4; Joyce 4; Inge; Santiago 2.
RBI: Joyce 2 (5), Granderson (11), Ordonez (26).
2-out RBI: Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Santiago; Guillen; Sheffield.
SF: Joyce.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Santiago (1, fielding).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gathright, CF4111113.255
German, 3B3210100.120
Butler, 1B4112101.278
Guillen, DH4123111.224
Olivo, C5121014.271
Teahen, RF5011015.276
Callaspo, 2B4020001.291
Gload, LF4110002.265
  DeJesus, LF0000000.298
Pena, SS4120012.182
Totals3781384519 

BATTING
2B: Butler (9, Rogers), Olivo 2 (7, Rogers, Rogers), Gload (4, Rogers).
HR: Guillen (4, 4th inning off Rogers, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Gathright; German; Butler 2; Guillen 5; Olivo 4; Teahen; Callaspo 2; Gload 2; Pena 2.
RBI: Butler 2 (17), Olivo (11), Gathright (6), Guillen 3 (22), Teahen (10).
2-out RBI: Guillen; Teahen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Callaspo; Teahen 2; Gathright 3; Gload.
S: German.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pena (3, 2nd base off Rogers/Inge), German (2, 2nd base off Jones, T/Inge).

FIELDING
DP: (German-Callaspo-Butler).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers (L, 3-4)4.011773116.65
Lopez 2.00000301.85
Seay 1.01000101.98
Jones, T 1.01111004.80
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 3-5)7.06332615.98
Peralta 1.02110106.23
Ramirez 1.00000101.00

Pitches-strikes: Rogers 92-53, Lopez 21-14, Seay 18-12, Jones, T 20-12, Meche 109-65, Peralta 15-9, Ramirez 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 5-6, Lopez 2-1, Seay 1-1, Jones, T 3-0, Meche 9-6, Peralta 1-1, Ramirez 0-2.
Batters faced: Rogers 26, Lopez 6, Seay 5, Jones, T 5, Meche 28, Peralta 5, Ramirez 3.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 34,734.

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