After giving up a run in the first inning, Brian Bannister went into cruise control as the Royals snap a three game losing streaking winning the series finales over the Twins 5-1. Bannister, now 3-0 on the season, his ERA is 0.86.
The Twins only run came in the first. With two outs, Brendan Harris reached second on an error by Jose Guillen. A single by Justin Morneau brought Harris in and that was the only run which of course went unearned.
From there, Bannister went 8 more innings allowing just two more hits and a walk while striking out three. Bannister says he’s a streaky pitcher and trying to keep in all in perspective.
Alex Gordon went 2 for 3 and hit his third home run on the year. He also scored three times.
The Royals are in Seattle tomorrow night to open a three team, seven game road trip out west. Zach Greinke, 2-0 with a .60 ERA will get the series started.