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Meche throws gem
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Royals 7, Cardinals 2
Gil Meche allowed just one run in seven innings of work on Friday night. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
The Royals extended their winning streak to six games and took their fourth straight against the Cardinals this season, thanks to Gil Meche's seven solid innings. He was backed by Alex Gordon's four-RBI night, which included a three-run double and a solo homer in the sixth.
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Series at a glance:
STL
St. Louis (45-36)
Lost 3
Kansas City 7, St. Louis 2   KC
Kansas City (37-43)
Won 6
June 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
St. Louis
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2 10 1
Kansas City
0 4 0 0 1 0 0 2 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 6/27/08  |  Recap: STL | KC  |  Gameday  |  Cardinals stats  |  Royals stats
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Schumaker, LF5010001.303
Ludwick, RF4110001.285
Pujols, DH-1B2000211.355
Ankiel, CF4010003.255
Glaus, 3B4132002.264
Duncan, 1B3010001.230
  a-Stavinoha, PH1000012.250
  Pineiro, P0000000.045
  Villone, P0000000.000
Molina, C4010011.296
Kennedy, 2B4010002.267
Miles, SS4010002.317
Totals3521022316 

a-Struck out for Duncan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ankiel (15, Meche), Kennedy (7, Meche), Duncan (7, Meche).
HR: Glaus (11, 7th inning off Meche, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Schumaker; Ludwick; Ankiel 2; Glaus 6; Duncan 2; Molina; Kennedy 2; Miles.
RBI: Glaus 2 (49).
2-out RBI: Glaus.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Glaus 2; Miles 2; Stavinoha.
GIDP: Duncan; Kennedy.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Kennedy (6, fielding).
DP: (Miles-Kennedy-Duncan).

 
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF5132000.317
Aviles, M, SS5000016.313
Gordon, 3B3124100.266
Guillen, DH3000001.285
Grudzielanek, 2B4010003.302
Teahen, RF4110011.256
Buck, C4110002.249
Gload, 1B3210100.263
Gathright, CF4121000.245
Totals3571172213 

BATTING
2B: Buck (14, Pineiro), Gordon (19, Pineiro), Grudzielanek (16, Pineiro), Teahen (12, Pineiro), DeJesus (11, Villone).
HR: Gordon (10, 5th inning off Pineiro, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 4; Gordon 6; Grudzielanek 2; Teahen 2; Buck 2; Gload; Gathright 2.
RBI: Gathright (14), Gordon 4 (39), DeJesus 2 (41).
2-out RBI: Gordon 3; DeJesus 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guillen; Buck; Aviles, M 2.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Grudzielanek-Aviles, M-Gload 2).

 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pineiro (L, 2-4)7.210772214.33
Villone 0.11000005.76
 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (W, 6-8)7.06111214.66
Mahay 0.22111002.23
Ramirez, R (H, 10)0.10000102.82
Peralta 1.02000005.40

HBP: Guillen (by Pineiro).
Pitches-strikes: Pineiro 110-72, Villone 9-7, Meche 103-61, Mahay 21-11, Ramirez, R 6-4, Peralta 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pineiro 15-6, Villone 0-1, Meche 7-12, Mahay 1-1, Ramirez, R 0-0, Peralta 2-1.
Batters faced: Pineiro 36, Villone 2, Meche 27, Mahay 5, Ramirez, R 1, Peralta 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Villone 3-2, Ramirez, R 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Marvin Hudson. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Brian Knight.
Weather: 87 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, R to L.
T: 2:38.
Att: 36,360.

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