Kansas City Royals broke the deadlock in their last at bats, pulling out a 8to 7 win over the Atlanta Braves and sending their hometown fans home smiling. The game was won by Kansas City with a run in the 9th inning. After an out was recorded, Adrian Gonzalez blasted a solo shot making Kansas City the winners and sending the 26,958 fans home happy. A wild and woolly affair, this game saw the lead change 5 times. The victory went to Grant Balfour(1-0) who went 1 inning, allowing 1 run. The loss was charged to Jeff Bennett(0-1) in relief. He pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up 1 hit and 1 walk.