Gil Meche

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Pitcher Retires Rather Than Collect Easy $12M

Kansas City's Gil Meche didn't think he'd earn the money

(Newser) - Here's a contender for sportsman of the year—even though it's still January and this guy isn't in sports anymore. Kansas City Royals pitcher Gil Meche is walking away from a guaranteed $12 million paycheck, opting to retire because he doesn't think he'd earn the money, reports the New York ... More »

Royals Sweep Tigers for Second Time This Season

(Newser) - Jose Guillen homered and drove in three runs, Gil Meche pitched seven solid innings and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 8-4 yesterday to sweep the Tigers. Kansas City won its season-best fourth straight and improved to 6-0 this season against the Tigers, who have lost four in a row... More »

Royals' Meche Blanks Weak Indians Lineup

Seventh-inning throwing error gives KC all the offense it needs

(Newser) - Gil Meche pitched seven shutout innings, a throwing error by third baseman Casey Blake broke a scoreless tie and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Sunday. Miguel Olivo added a solo homer in the ninth for the Royals, who outscored the Indians 6-2 in sweeping the... More »

Rolen Homers, Helps Jays Snap Losing Streak

Toronto's Rios collects four hits, raises average to .330

(Newser) - Scott Rolen homered and drove in two runs, Alex Rios collected four hits and scored three times and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 Sunday to snap a six-game losing streak. Rios, who raised his average to .330, scored the go-ahead run in the fifth from... More »

Hernandez Pitches Twins Past Royals

Ex-National Leaguer improves to 3-0 for first time since 2002

(Newser) - Livan Hernandez scattered seven hits over seven innings to win his third straight start, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 on Friday. He struck out three and walked one, lowered his earned run average to 2.57, and is 3-0 for the first time since 2002,... More »

Royals Best Tigers 5-4 in Extra Innings

Gordon homers, new KC skipper Hillman gets first MLB win

(Newser) - Before the Detroit Tigers can live up to their lofty preseason expectations, they will have to get by longtime AL Central cellar dweller Kansas City, as the Royals spoiled the home opener for a team that many consider a World Series contender with a 5-4 extra inning victory. Tony Pena’... More »

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