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Royals pop two HRs
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Royals 4, Athletics 2
Jose Guillen (right) celebrates his homer in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Zack Greinke struck out a career-high 11 in 7 1/3 innings, allowing two runs to earn his eighth win. Jose Guillen, back in the lineup after sitting a day with a pulled groin, and Alex Gordon each smacked a two-run homer to lead the offense.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (48-59)
Won 2
Kansas City 4, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (53-52)
Lost 1
July 28, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Kansas City
2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   4 11 0
Oakland
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   2 7 0
Standings thru 7/28/08  |  Recap: KC | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Athletics stats
Kansas CityABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
DeJesus, CF-RF4010101.304
Aviles, M, SS5130001.314
Grudzielanek, 2B5000025.302
Guillen, RF3112020.260
  Maier, CF1000000.100
Butler, DH3120100.262
Gordon, 3B4132011.253
Buck, C4000023.247
Gload, 1B4010013.269
German, LF4000001.243
Totals3741142815 

BATTING
HR: Guillen (14, 1st inning off Braden, 1 on, 2 out), Gordon (12, 6th inning off Braden, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: DeJesus; Aviles, M 3; Guillen 4; Butler 2; Gordon 6; Gload.
RBI: Guillen 2 (69), Gordon 2 (47).
2-out RBI: Guillen 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gload.
GIDP: Grudzielanek.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Greinke-Aviles, M-Gload).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Patterson, LF3100131.205
Suzuki, C3130000.300
Sweeney, R, RF4011013.307
Cust, DH4000035.221
Gonzalez, C, CF4021003.280
Ellis, 2B4000012.227
Hannahan, 1B4000021.235
Crosby, SS4000010.246
Conrad, 3B3010010.176
Totals3327211215 

BATTING
2B: Gonzalez, C (18, Greinke), Conrad (1, Greinke).
TB: Suzuki 3; Sweeney, R; Gonzalez, C 3; Conrad 2.
RBI: Gonzalez, C (19), Sweeney, R (35).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis; Patterson; Gonzalez, C.
GIDP: Hannahan.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Conrad-Ellis-Hannahan).

 
Kansas CityIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Greinke (W, 8-7)7.172211103.98
Ramirez, R (H, 14)0.20000102.90
Soria (S, 28)1.00000001.53
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Braden (L, 2-1)6.26442724.39
Casilla 1.03000102.93
Embree 1.12000004.99

HBP: Suzuki (by Greinke).
Pitches-strikes: Greinke 106-68, Ramirez, R 6-4, Soria 10-7, Braden 101-67, Casilla 24-16, Embree 19-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Greinke 5-6, Ramirez, R 1-0, Soria 1-2, Braden 4-9, Casilla 1-1, Embree 2-2.
Batters faced: Greinke 30, Ramirez, R 2, Soria 3, Braden 28, Casilla 6, Embree 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 2-0, Embree 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Ed Montague. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 57 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:37.
Att: 12,464.
July 28, 2008

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