Kansas City 3, Chi. White Sox 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 15120

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 81-67 43-31 38-36 L1
Kansas City 67-81 33-41 34-40 W1

Recap


Royals 3, White Sox 0: Bruce Chen pitched 6 2/3 innings to outduel American League Cy Young contender Chris Sale and Alex Gordon delivered a two-run double as host Kansas City ended Chicago's five-game winning streak.

The White Sox's lead in the American League Central was reduced to two games over Detroit as the Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-2 earlier Wednesday. Sale (17-7) allowed three runs and eight hits, walked two and struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings.

Chen (11-12) improved to 3-1 in five starts against Chicago since the All-Star break. He yielded five hits, walked three and struck four as the Royals improved to 11-6 versus the White Sox this season. Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 17 chances and completed Kansas City's 12th shutout of the season.

Gordon's double - his major league-leading 49th - came with two outs in the seventh inning and gave the Royals a 3-0 lead. It appeared White Sox left fielder Dayan Viciedo had a chance to catch it against the wall, but he could not corral it.

Alejandro De Aza had four hits and Alex Rios three for the White Sox, who finished with nine hits and left 10 on base.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Royals RHP Luis Mendoza was scheduled to start Wednesday, but has strep throat. He is expected to rejoin the rotation Friday. ... Kansas City DH Billy Butler added to his career-high RBI total with his 98th on a sacrifice fly in the third inning. ... Chen was making his fifth straight start against a playoff contender, and eighth in his last nine.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Chris Sale Player Bruce Chen
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 6.2
8 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 5
4.05 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Alejandro De Aza Player Alcides Escobar
4 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
7 TB 3
.800 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 9 0 14 .257 19 7 0 3 0 1
Kansas City 9 0 12 .281 17 8 3 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 .433 after a win and .469 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 .568 after a win and .530 after a loss.