Chi. White Sox 2, Kansas City 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 94°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jordan Baker, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Tim Tschida,
Attendance - 25714

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 0
Kansas City 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 49-39 24-22 25-17 W1
Kansas City 38-49 15-25 23-24 L1

Recap

White Sox 2, Royals 1: Adam Dunn belted his major-league leading 28th homer and Chris Sale won his 11th game as Chicago salvaged the final game of a weekend set in Kansas City.

Dunn connected in the top of the first inning, belting a 2-0 pitch from Kansas City starter Luis Mendoza (3-6) into the seats in right field. The homer pushed Dunn ahead of Toronto’s Jose Bautista and Texas’ Josh Hamilton for the big-league lead.

Sale (11-2), who has not lost since May 12 at Kansas City, allowed 10 hits and one run in eight innings. Sale walked nobody and struck out four. Addison Reed pitched the ninth for his 14th save as the White Sox won for the seventh time in nine games.

The White Sox pushed their lead to 2-0 in the second. Alexi Ramirez grounded into a double play, but Alex Rios scored.

Chris Getz singled to center in the fifth, driving home Mike Moustakas to bring Kansas City within 2-1.

Mendoza pitched well, surrendering two runs and four hits and in 7 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out six. Kansas City has lost seven of its past nine games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Both starters gave their bullpens a breather. Each team used nine pitchers in Friday’s series opener, and Kansas City relievers pitched four innings on Saturday. … Kansas City dropped to 15-25 at home. … The White Sox open a four-game series Monday at Boston. The Royals host Seattle for four games starting Monday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Chris Sale Player Luis Mendoza
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 7.1
4 Strikeouts 6
10 Hits 4
1.12 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Alex Rios Player Lorenzo Cain
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 7 1 10 .219 21 7 1 5 0 0
Kansas City 11 0 13 .306 19 4 1 0 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Royals have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .417 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Boston. The White Sox have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .538 after a loss.