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KC wins in wild finish
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Royals 4, Yankees 3
Gil Meche fanned eight and walked two on Friday night. (Frank Franklin II/AP)
Gil Meche limited the Yankees to one run on six hits over six innings, and despite coughing up the lead Meche left with, the Royals hung on to beat New York when Esteban German scored the go-ahead run in the ninth frame on a wild pitch by Mariano Rivera.
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Series at a glance:
KC
Kansas City (55-67)
Won 1
Kansas City 4, NY Yankees 3   NYY
NY Yankees (64-58)
Lost 2
August 15, 2008
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Kansas City
0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   4 9 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0   3 10 1
Standings thru 8/15/08  |  Recap: KC | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Royals stats  |  Yankees stats
Kansas City AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Maier, CF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .327
Aviles, SS-2B 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 .325
Teahen, LF 5 0 1 2 0 1 2 .249
Guillen, J, RF 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .256
Butler, B, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .267
  1-Smith, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Gordon, A, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 5 .256
Gload, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 .272
Buck, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .223
German, E, 2B 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 .224
  Pena, T, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160
Totals 32 4 9 3 4 9 20  

1-Ran for Butler, B in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gordon, A (30, Pettitte), German, E 2 (9, Pettitte, Rivera), Buck (19, Pettitte), Teahen (20, Pettitte), Gload (14, Pettitte).
TB: Teahen 2; Aviles; Butler, B; Gordon, A 2; German, E 4; Gload 2; Maier; Buck 2.
RBI: Gload (31), Teahen 2 (40).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck; Teahen 2; Gordon, A 2; Maier.
SAC: Maier.
SF: Gload.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gordon, A (7, 3rd base off Pettitte/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: German, E (5, fielding).
DP: (German, E-Aviles-Gload).
Pickoffs: Soria (Christian at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, DH 4 1 0 0 1 0 3 .319
Jeter, SS 4 1 3 1 1 1 1 .288
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 1 1 1 3 .288
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 .312
Giambi, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 .253
Nady, LF 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .329
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .265
Gardner, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .143
Molina, J, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 .227
  a-Betemit, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265
  1-Christian, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Totals 35 3 10 3 5 8 22  

a-Singled for Molina, J in the 9th.
1-Ran for Betemit in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, J (16, Meche).
TB: Cano 2; Jeter 3; Betemit; Rodriguez, Al; Molina, J 2; Abreu; Nady.
RBI: Jeter (58), Abreu (79), Rodriguez, Al (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi 4; Damon.
SF: Rodriguez, Al.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (20, 2nd base off Meche/Buck), Jeter (8, 2nd base off Meche/Buck).
PO: Christian (1st base by Soria).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, Al (9, fielding).
Outfield assists: Gardner, B (German, E at home).
DP: (Jeter).

 
Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Meche 6.0 6 1 1 2 8 0 4.13
Mahay (H, 20) 0.1 0 2 2 2 0 0 2.91
Oviedo (BS, 3)(W, 4-1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.73
Soria (S, 33) 1.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.48
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte 7.0 6 3 3 4 7 0 4.30
Ramirez, E 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Rivera (L, 4-5) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.70

Game Scores: Meche , Pettitte .
WP: Rivera.
IBB: Aviles (by Pettitte), Guillen, J (by Pettitte).
HBP: Guillen, J (by Pettitte).
Pitches-strikes: Meche 106-64, Mahay 18-8, Oviedo 21-15, Soria 25-13, Pettitte 102-64, Ramirez, E 15-9, Rivera 21-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Meche 3-3, Mahay 0-0, Oviedo 1-3, Soria 1-1, Pettitte 7-5, Ramirez, E 0-0, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Meche 26, Mahay 3, Oviedo 6, Soria 6, Pettitte 31, Ramirez, E 3, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Oviedo 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Scott Barry.
Weather: 67 degrees, rain.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 3:23 (1:31 delay).
Att: 53,067.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 15, 2008
August 15, 2008

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