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Snake Bytes 8/6: Shellshocked

Wade Miley surrendered 10 earned runs on nine hits, three which left the yard - including Nori Aoki's first of the season - a grand slam.

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Christian Petersen

Quick Quotes

"We didn't pitch good, we certainly didn't play very good defense and we didn't hit," manager Kirk Gibson said. "It's a game that we'd like to quickly forget. They pounded us."

-Kirk Gibson

"Everything I threw was kind of toward the middle of the plate," Miley said. "It really wasn't my night at all."

-Wade Miley

Royals Tee-Off on Miley, Diamondbacks

The game started out a close one. Going into the 5th inning, the Royals were up on the Diamondbacks by a score of 3-1. But, then things got harry. Nori Aoki hit his first home run of the season in the 5th, a grand slam no less. It was one of three home runs hit in the inning, propelling the Royals to an 8 run frame and a 12-2 victory.

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