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Gil Meche mastered the Red Sox in his Royals debut, outpitching Boston ace Curt Schilling.(Ed Zurga/AP)
Meche pays dividends right off the bat
The Royals invested a lot in Gil Meche, and the right-hander delivered on Opening Day, allowing just one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings for the win. Mark Grudzielanek paced the offense with three hits and three RBIs.  Wrap >
Lineups
1. SS Julio Lugo
2. 1B Kevin Youklis
3. DH David Ortiz
4. LF Manny Ramirez
5. RF J.D. Drew
6. 3B Mike Lowell
7. C Jason Varitek
8. CF Coco Crisp
9. 2B Dustin Pedroia
 
1. CF David DeJesus
2. 2B Mark Grudzielanek
3. RF Mark Teahen
4. DH Mike Sweeney
5. 3B Alex Gordon
6. LF Ross Gload
7. 1B Ryan Shealy
8. C John Buck
9. SS Tony Pena Jr.
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Tony Pena Jr. Pena's two triples
New Royal Tony Pena Jr. made a fine first impression, lacing two triples on Opening Day.   400K
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• Grudzielanek goes 3-for-5:  400K
• Buck's homer:  400K
• Meche fans six Red Sox:  400K
• Gload's strong throw:  400K
• Royals' three-run fourth:  400K