Brian Bannister was credited with two wild pitches Wednesday. (Steve Nesius/AP)
By Dick Kaegel / MLB.com
Brian Bannister never found his footing, as he was hit hard from the get-go en route to exiting after 3 2/3 frames in an eight-run hole. While his struggles didn't help, the Royals' offense didn't give him a chance to rebound -- as Kansas City's bats were kept silent by Jeff Niemann during the club's sixth-straight loss.
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