It was out of the frying pan and into the fire for Brian Anderson. Luckily for him he came away unburned. Anderson was traded to the Royals on Monday afternoon. On Tuesday night he pitched six innings and gave up two runs off four hits to earn his 19th win of the season. Anderson’s game is control and he had it on Tuesday, striking out three and walking none. Meanwhile he got plenty of help from the guys who swing bats for a living. Aaron Guiel and Mike Sweeney drove in four apiece, both hitting two-run homers. The win allowed the Royals to not lose any ground to the White Sox, who pounded the Yankees 13-2. Chicago holds a one-game lead over the Royals in the American League Central. The Royals made another late-season acquisition, trading two minor leaguers to the Padres for left fielder Rondell White. He’s hitting .278 with 18 homers and 66 RBI’s. The Royals have also shut down Runelvys Hernandez’s season. He’ll undergo Tommy John surgery and will no be back until at least mid-way through the 2004 season.
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