Kansas City 6, Chi. White Sox 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 97°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Tschida, First Base - Jordan Baker, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 24998

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 2 0 0 0 3 8 0
Kansas City 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 6 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 48-39 24-22 24-17 L1
Kansas City 38-48 15-24 23-24 W1

Recap


Royals 6, White Sox 3: Alcides Escobar homered twice as host Kansas City snapped a four-game losing streak.

Escobar’s second home of the game and fourth of the season snapped a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh. Kansas City won for just the third time in its past 12 games.

Escobar finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. He hit his first homer of the night in the third inning, a two-run shot to right. His game-winning homer sailed over the left-field wall, coming with two outs in the seventh.

Greg Holland (3-2) earned the victory with 1 1/3 innings of relief. Chicago’s Jake Peavy (7-6) allowed 12 hits and six runs in seven-plus innings to take the loss. Peavy struck out five and walked one.

Trailing 3-1, the White Sox rallied to tie the game with two runs in the sixth. Adam Dunn hit his 27th homer of the season off Kansas City starter Luke Hochevar. Dayan Viciedo tripled later in the inning, scoring Paul Konerko to tie the game.

Hochevar pitched into the sixth, allowing three runs and five hits.

Jonathan Broxton pitched the ninth for his 22nd save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City’s Jeff Francoeur drove in the Royals’ fifth run in the eighth, giving him five hits in the first two games after the All-Star break. … Billy Butler, Mike Moustakas, Francoeur and Chris Getz each finished with two hits for Kansas City. … Chicago has lost two of its past three after a five-game winning streak.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Jake Peavy Player Luke Hochevar
Loss W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
5 Strikeouts 4
12 Hits 5
7.71 ERA 5.40
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Alejandro De Aza Player Jeff Francoeur
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 8 1 17 .242 16 7 3 4 0 0
Kansas City 12 2 19 .364 11 5 6 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .474 after a win and .417 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 .583 after a win and .526 after a loss.