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KC corralled
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Orioles 5, Royals 2
Joey Gathright saved a homer, but dropped the ball on Wednesday. (Gail Burton/AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (38-47)
Lost 2
Baltimore 5, Kansas City 2   BAL
Baltimore (43-40)
Won 2
July 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 7 1
Baltimore
2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 X   5 10 0
Standings thru 7/2/08  |  Recap: KC | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Orioles stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, LF4131000.323
Aviles, M, SS4000002.291
Gordon, 3B4010010.262
Guillen, DH4010001.277
Grudzielanek, 2B4010002.306
Teahen, RF4000013.254
Gload, 1B3000002.260
Buck, C3000001.246
Gathright, CF3110000.250
Totals332710211 

BATTING
HR: DeJesus (9, 1st inning off Cabrera, D, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: DeJesus 6; Gordon; Guillen; Grudzielanek; Gathright.
RBI: DeJesus (42).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Gload.
GIDP: Aviles, M.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Teahen (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gathright (Hernandez, R at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Aviles, M-Grudzielanek-Gload, Grudzielanek-Aviles, M-Gload).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B3210110.295
Markakis, RF4221001.289
Huff, 1B4112002.277
Hernandez, R, C4031000.252
Scott, DH4011002.276
Mora, 3B3010101.228
Payton, LF3000002.250
Jones, CF3010001.273
Fahey, SS3000003.200
Totals3151052112 

BATTING
2B: Roberts (31, Meche), Markakis (21, Meche).
HR: Huff (15, 1st inning off Meche, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Markakis 3; Huff 4; Hernandez, R 3; Scott; Mora; Jones.
RBI: Huff 2 (49), Scott (33), Markakis (41), Hernandez, R (32).
2-out RBI: Scott.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fahey; Mora.
GIDP: Fahey; Scott.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Fahey-Roberts-Huff).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Meche (L, 6-9)6.09542014.74
Ramirez, H 2.01000101.59
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera, D (W, 6-4)9.07220214.34

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.

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