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.
BATTING 2B: German, E (12, Harrison, M), Butler, B (18, Harrison, M). TB: Teahen; DeJesus; Guillen, J; Butler, B 3; German, E 3. RBI: German, E (19), DeJesus (59). 2-out RBI: DeJesus. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: DeJesus 2; Teahen 2; Guillen, J. Team RISP: 2-for-10. Team
FIELDING E: Teahen (5, throw), Bannister, B (2, fielding). DP: 2 (Aviles-Callaspo-Gload 2). Pickoffs: Olivo (Davis, C at 1st base).
Game Scores: Harrison, M , Bannister, B . HBP: Byrd (by Bannister, B). Pitches-strikes: Harrison, M 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, M 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, M 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. Venue: Kauffman Stadium. August 27, 2008 August 27, 2008
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner