KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher Greg Myers allowed the tying run on a passed ball in the ninth inning and his wild throw scored the winning run in the 10th last night, as the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1.
Tom Candiotti (9-8) hit Bill Pecota in the back with a pitch leading off the 10th. Brent Mayne sacrificed and Pecota took off for third on the next pitch. Myers' throw went high over the head of third baseman Kelly Gruber and Pecota scored standing up, sending Toronto to just its third loss in 15 games.
Candiotti allowed seven hits in his fourth complete game, struck out three and walked one, as he lost to Kansas City for the first time since May 9, 1989. Candiotti, 11-4 in his career against Royals, had won four straight against Kasnas City. Despite the loss, he lowered his American League-leading ERA to 2.01.