Chi. White Sox 5, Kansas City 0

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 11, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Sam Holbrook,
Attendance - 19129

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 11-20 4-13 7-7 L1
Chi. White Sox 16-17 6-9 10-8 W3

Recap


White Sox 5, Royals 0: Gavin Floyd yielded just five hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings as Chicago gained more ground in the American League Central.

Floyd (3-3) avoided trouble in the second inning when he induced back-to-back groundouts with the bases loaded, and he retired 14 of the next 15 hitters he faced. Kansas City filled the bases again with three singles in the eighth, but Floyd struck out Billy Butler and reliever Matt Thornton fanned Eric Hosmer to end the threat.

The White Sox got all of the offense they would need when Adam Dunn hit a two-out solo homer in the first inning. Gordon Beckham singled home another run in the third, and a two-run triple by Alex Rios in the sixth provided ample cushioning for Floyd.

Felipe Paulino (1-1) surrendered four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings for Kansas City, striking out six and walking one.

Alejandro De Aza had an RBI single in the seventh inning for Chicago, which moved to within 2 1/2 games of Cleveland in the AL Central.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dunn’s homer was his 11th of the season, matching his total output from all of last year. ... An MRI on the left elbow of Chicago LHP Chris Sale came back negative earlier Friday, allowing him to return to the starting rotation. Sale is now slated to start Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Felipe Paulino Player Gavin Floyd
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.2
6 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 5
6.35 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Jarrod Dyson Player Adam Dunn
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 5 0 5 .156 17 7 0 2 0 1
Chi. White Sox 8 1 15 .258 12 7 5 3 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .316 after a loss.