Meche blanks Diamondbacks 5-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gil Meche pitched a four-hit shutout and Mark Teahen had three hits and drove in a run as the Kansas City Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 Tuesday.

Meche's shutout was the second of his career. His other came on Sept. 12, 2004 against Boston while with Seattle. It was his first complete game since Sept. 24, 2007, a 3-2 loss at Baltimore.

Meche has dominated interleague play, improving to 14-4. His .778 winning percentage against the National League tops all active pitchers with at least 20 starts.

Meche (4-5), who threw a career-high 132 pitches, held the Diamondbacks to four singles, while walking one and striking out six.

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