Kansas City 4, Chi. White Sox 2

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 17, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Iassogna, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Cory Blaser, Third Base - Bill Miller,
Attendance - 22169

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 65-53 32-26 33-27 L1
Kansas City 52-66 24-33 28-33 W1

Recap


Royals 4, White Sox 2: Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning and host Kansas City snapped Chicago's three-game winning streak.

Billy Butler and Lorenzo Cain belted solo homers to back seven strong innings from Luis Mendoza as the Royals beat the White Sox for the third straight time in 11 days.

Mendoza (7-8) outdueled White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six and walking one.

Kelvin Herrera gave up two singles in a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland allowed a pair of hits in the ninth before securing his fifth save.

Sale (14-4) had his three-start winning streak snapped, giving up four runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings as the White Sox saw their lead atop the American League Central cut to 1 1/2 games over Detroit.

Paul Konerko, back in the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion Aug. 7, belted a solo homer in the fourth and Gordon Beckham had an RBI single in the fifth for Chicago.

Butler swatted his third homer in 17 at-bats off Sale in the sixth and was intentionally walked in the seventh before Perez delivered his two-run double.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Royals 2B Chris Getz suffered a fractured left thumb and will undergo season-ending surgery Saturday. He was hurt while attempting to bunt in the fifth inning. ... Konerko's homer was the 415th of his career, moving him past Darrell Evans into 46th place on the all-time list. Along with Konerko's return, Chicaco called up LHP Hector Santiago from Triple-A Charlotte and placed INF Orlando Hudson and LHP Leyson Septimo on the 15-day disabled list.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Chris Sale Player Luis Mendoza
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 6
9 Hits 4
5.40 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Gordon Beckham Player Lorenzo Cain
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 8 1 13 .242 12 10 2 1 0 0
Kansas City 9 2 17 .281 17 6 4 5 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .442 after a win and .439 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 .569 after a win and .538 after a loss.