Brian Bannister fanned eight, a career high, but his error put Texas on top. (Orlin Wagner/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Brian Bannister fanned eight over 6 2/3 innings, but whiffed on a win thanks to his error -- the second game-deciding defensive misstep in as many nights for KC. The Royals stranded 18 baserunners to drop their 10th game in 11 contests.
HBP: Byrd (by Bannister, B). Pitches-strikes: Harrison 99-67, Benoit 7-5, Wright, J 12-9, Francisco, F 9-7,
Bannister, B 102-69, Ramirez, R 6-4, Wells, K 20-14. Groundouts-flyouts: Harrison 9-3, Benoit 0-0, Wright, J 2-1,
Francisco, F 1-0, Bannister, B 5-4, Ramirez, R 0-0, Wells, K 2-1. Batters faced: Harrison 29, Benoit 1, Wright,
J 3, Francisco, F 3, Bannister, B 28, Ramirez, R 2, Wells, K 7. Inherited runners-scored: Benoit 2-0, Ramirez,
R 1-0. Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Gary Darling. Weather: 85 degrees,
clear. Wind: 3 mph, R to L. T: 2:29. Att: 12,662. August 27, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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