Kansas City 5, Chi. White Sox 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 54°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 20066

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 12 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 12-20 4-13 8-7 W1
Chi. White Sox 16-18 6-10 10-8 L1

Recap


Royals 5, White Sox 0: Luke Hochevar snapped out of a slump, allowing just three hits over seven innings as Kansas City won for the third time in four games.

Hochevar (3-3), who had allowed 16 earned runs over just 6 1/3 innings in his first two starts of the month, struck out five and retired the last 11 batters he faced. Chicago only got one runner to second base and had its lone threat snuffed out by an inning-ending double play in the second.

Greg Holland kept the White Sox off the board in the eighth inning and Aaron Crow worked around a pair of walks in the ninth to preserve the shutout.

Kansas City grabbed the upper hand in the first inning against Chris Sale (3-2). Billy Butler singled in one run, and an error by Chicago second baseman Gordon Beckham on an RBI fielder’s choice by Jeff Francoeur allowed the Royals to take a 3-0 lead.

Alcides Escobar added an RBI double in the eighth inning and scored on a Humberto Quintero single.

Sale settled down after the rough first inning, giving up seven hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings of work.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City 1B Eric Hosmer was dropped down to the sixth spot in the lineup. He was 1-for-4 ... Holland, who had been out with a rib injury, was activated before the game ... The Royals signed veteran LHP Doug Davis to a minor-league contract earlier Saturday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Luke Hochevar Player Chris Sale
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 3
3 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Jarrod Dyson Player Brent Morel
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 12 0 14 .308 15 7 4 2 0 0
Chi. White Sox 3 0 3 .103 11 10 0 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .562 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 .350 after a loss.