Gil Meche picked up his 10th loss, but just his second since June 6. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Gil Meche allowed five runs, including a four-run third, and a career-high 14 hits in 6 1/3 innings. The Royals scored two in the third on RBI singles from Alberto Callaspo and David DeJesus, and one in the seventh on John Buck's fielder's choice.
BATTING 2B: Bradley (28, Meche), Cruz, N (1, Meche), Arias, Joa (2, Fulchino). HR: Cruz, N (1, 3rd inning off Meche, 2 on, 2 out), Davis, C (13, 8th inning off Peralta, J, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Hamilton 2; Davis, C 4; Bradley 4; Arias, Joa 4; Blalock; Cruz, N 7; Young, M 3; Laird; Byrd 2. RBI: Bradley 3 (68), Cruz, N 3 (3), Davis, C (37), Hamilton (116), Byrd (40). 2-out RBI: Bradley; Cruz, N 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blalock; Arias, Joa; Bradley; Laird; Young, M. SF: Bradley; Byrd. GIDP: Davis, C. Team RISP: 4-for-14. Team LOB: 11.
BASERUNNING SB: Laird (2, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).