Kansas City 4, Chi. White Sox 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marty Foster, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 14710

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 81-68 43-31 38-37 L2
Kansas City 68-81 34-41 34-40 W2

Recap


Royals 4, White Sox 3:
Eric Hosmer singled home Jarrod Dyson with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give Kansas City a walk-off victory.

Billy Butler led off the ninth with a single against Jesse Crain (2-3) and Dyson entered as a pinch runner. Dyson stole second with two out and Jeff Francoeur was intentionally walked before Eric Hosmer slapped an 0-2 pitch from Matt Thornton just inside the third-base line as Dyson scored easily from second.

Greg Holland (7-4) pitched a scoreless top of the ninth for the Royals, who went 12-6 this season against the White Sox. Chicago maintained a two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central.

Chicago jumped out to a 3-0 lead. A.J. Pierzynski had a run-scoring single in the first and the White Sox tallied second-inning runs on a throwing error by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie and an infield out by Dewayne Wise.

Kansas City pulled within 3-2 on a two-run triple in the fifth by Johnny Giavotella. Butler racked a run-scoring double in the sixth to tie the contest.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Chicago 1B/DH Paul Konerko was held out due to back soreness but expects to play Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. … Butler is one away from the first 100-RBI season of his career. … Guthrie allowed three runs (one earned) and eight hits in six innings, while Chicago’s Francisco Liriano allowed three runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Francisco Liriano Player Jeremy Guthrie
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.1 IP 6.0
3 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 8
5.06 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
A.J. Pierzynski Player Johnny Giavotella
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 9 0 10 .265 16 4 2 1 0 0
Kansas City 7 0 10 .212 8 7 4 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Royals have a W/L % of .441 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The White Sox have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .522 after a loss.