Brian Anderson has been plagued by big innings, which has led to a 1-9 record this season. But his ninth loss of 2004 wasn’t the result of a flood of runs. In fact some would argue that Anderson’s five-hit, three-run performance was his best of the year, but his teammates didn’t back him up and the Royals lost 7-4 to the Orioles. Kansas City took a 2-0 lead after Ken Harvey drove in a run with a single in the first and rookie John Buck hit the first home run of his major league career. Anderson’s only slip up was a two run homer to Miguel Tejada and a sacrifice fly by Luis Matos to make it 3-2 Baltimore. Anderson left after the fifth inning and was replaced by Rudy Seanez, who allowed who was charged with two more runs. Down 7-2 in the eighth inning, Ken Harvey homered to cut the lead to four runs. Tony Graffanino scored on a wild pitch in the ninth for the Royals final tally.
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