Kansas City 7, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 17737

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 9 2
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 7 16 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 73-76 33-42 40-34 L5
Kansas City 65-86 37-39 28-47 W5

Recap


Melky Cabrera and Billy Butler homered to propel Kansas City to a 7-2 win over visiting Chicago on Thursday night, mathematically eliminating the White Sox from playoff contention.

The Royals broke open a tight game in the sixth inning against Mark Buehrle (11-9), with Butler following Cabrera's fourth hit of the night by driving a 0-1 pitch over the center-field wall for a three-run homer to make it 6-2.
 
Cabrera, who went 4-for-5, hit a solo homer in the first as the Royals grabbed a 2-0 lead. He improved to 17-for-27 in his career against Buehrle, who has allowed 21 runs in 15 September innings.
 
Jeff Francis (6-16) worked six innings for the win, scattering eight hits while walking two and striking out two. Buehrle allowed six runs, five of them earned, on 13 hits in six innings.
 
The White Sox, losers of five straight, loaded the bases with nobody out in the sixth but managed just one run on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Flowers. Chicago catcher A.J. Pierzynski singled during the frame for his 1,500th career hit.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Mark Buehrle Player Jeff Francis
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 2
15 Hits 8
8.53 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
A.J. Pierzynski Player Melky Cabrera
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
4 TB 8
.750 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 9 0 11 .281 19 5 2 4 1 2
Kansas City 16 2 27 .410 24 4 7 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .430 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .507 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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