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Royals Blank Cleveland

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Kansas City starter Gil Meche and two
relievers combined to shut out Cleveland 2-0.

A fifth-inning throwing error by third baseman Casey Blake broke
a scoreless tie and Miguel Olivo added a solo homer
in the ninth for the Royals.

Two runs were enough against the punchless Indians offense,
which has scored three runs or less 16 times in 31 games.

Meche gave up four hits, struck out four and didn't walk a
batter.

Leo Nunez pitched a perfect eighth. Joakim Soria
worked the ninth for his eighth save in chances. The
right-hander hasn't allowed a run in 13 innings this season.
Blake's error made a loser of Aaron Laffey, who drops to
0-and-2.


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