Joey Gathright saved a homer, but dropped the ball on Wednesday. (Gail Burton/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
David DeJesus led off the game with a home run, but the Royals' offense only came up with six more hits and one more run from that point on. DeJesus finished 3-for-4 on the night. Starter Gil Meche took his first loss in his last five outings for the Royals, allowing five earned runs.
WP: Cabrera, D. Balk: Cabrera, D. Pitches-strikes: Meche 89-60, Ramirez, H 19-14, Cabrera, D 105-73. Ground outs-fly outs: Meche 9-8, Ramirez, H 3-2, Cabrera, D 15-10. Batters faced: Meche 26, Ramirez, H 7, Cabrera, D 33. Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Mike Estabrook. 3B: Larry Vanover. Weather: 86 degrees, clear. Wind: 8 mph, Out to RF. T: 2:16. Att: 17,909.
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