Thursday, May 07, 2009

Royals Win Sixth Straight; Bannister Strong

Game Date: May 7, 2009 
Seattle @ Kansas City 
Royals 3, Mariners 1 / Box Score
WP: Bannister (3-0), LP: Washburn (3-2), SV: Soria (7)
KC Home Runs: None
Royals Record: 18-11 / Record in May 6-1

Brian Bannister is beginning to look like the Banny of 2007—the one that everybody was so high on. He pitched six scoreless innings this afternoon and had a season high seven strikeouts. Add some timely hitting by Billy Butler and Mike Aviles and the Royals took a 3-0 lead into the ninth inning. Joakim Soria struggled, giving up a run and allowing four guys to reach base, but he finally shut the door on the Mariners and the Royals won their sixth straight game. By the way, how eerie was it to see Mike Sweeney wearing number five in Kauffman Stadium?

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