Chi. White Sox 5, Kansas City 2

Date - Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 43°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian O'Nora, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Jerry Layne,
Attendance - 14213

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 0-2 0-0 0-2 L2
Chi. White Sox 2-0 2-0 0-0 W2

Recap


White Sox 5, Royals 2: Jake Peavy worked six strong innings and Tyler Flowers hit his second home run as host Chicago clinched its season-opening series against Kansas City.

Dayan Viciedo hit a two-run homer while Adam Dunn and Alexei Ramirez each added a solo blast for the White Sox, who overcame three errors. Peavy (1-0) struck out five of the first seven batters he faced and finished with six while allowing two runs - one earned - on four hits.

Billy Butler drove in a run but Ervin Santana (0-1) struggled in his debut for the Royals, allowing four runs on five hits in six innings while striking out eight. Santana, who led the league in home runs allowed with the Los Angeles Angels last season, yielded three to Chicago.

Flowers accounted for the lone run in Monday’s 1-0 victory and put the White Sox on top for good in the third, lining a first-pitch fastball into the left-field seats in the third. Santana had thrown the same first-pitch 89-mph fastball over the middle to Dunn for a solo home run to lead off the previous inning.

Viciedo, whose error led to Kansas City tying it up at 1-1, made up for his earlier miscue by sending a towering two-run homer into the White Sox bullpen in left, just beyond the outstretched glove of Alex Gordon climbing the fence in the fourth. Addison Reed worked a perfect ninth for his second save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Through the first two games, the White Sox have scored each of their six runs via the home run. … Chicago 2B Gordon Beckham, who made a diving stab of a line drive to save a run in Monday’s contest, made a leaping grab to rob Lorenzo Cain of a hit in the ninth. … Kansas City RHP Luke Hochevar made his first appearance since being moved to the bullpen in spring training and surrendered Ramirez’s blast in the seventh.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Ervin Santana Player Jake Peavy
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
8 Strikeouts 6
5 Hits 4
6.00 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Lorenzo Cain Player Adam Dunn
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.250 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 5 0 7 .147 14 7 1 1 0 0
Chi. White Sox 8 4 21 .276 5 8 5 2 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.