Kansas City 6, Chi. White Sox 1

Date - Friday, September 27, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - U.S Cellular Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Gary Darling,
Attendance - 24474

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Kansas City 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6 14 0
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 85-75 44-37 41-38 W2
Chi. White Sox 62-98 36-43 26-55 L4

Recap


Royals 6, White Sox 1: James Shields struck out 10 in seven solid innings as visiting Kansas City cruised past Chicago.

Billy Butler was 3-for-5 with a two-run double for the Royals, who won their sixth straight game at Chicago. Emilio Bonifacio added a pair of RBI singles and Lorenzo Cain recorded two hits and an RBI as part of a 14-hit attack.

Shields (13-9) limited the woeful White Sox to four hits to pick up career win No. 100. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.24 ERA in four starts since giving up 10 runs and 14 hits in 3 2/3 innings versus Detroit on Sept. 6.

Bonifacio walked and Eric Hosmer singled with one out in the first inning before Butler followed with a double to right off White Sox starter Chris Sale. Cain added a run-scoring single later in the first and Alex Gordon and Bonifacio drove in a run apiece in the sixth to make it 6-0.

Sale (11-14) was charged with four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings after giving up two runs in 24 frames in his first three starts against the Royals this year. Gordon Beckham provided the Chicago offense with a solo shot in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Royals IF Jamey Carroll recorded his 1,000th career hit with a double in the fourth. ... Kansas City (85-75) has clinched its highest win total since 1989, when it had 92 victories. Chicago (62-98) still has a chance to suffer 100 losses for the first time since 1970. ... The home team is 5-12 in the season series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
James Shields Player Chris Sale
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.1
10 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 9
1.29 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Kansas City   Chi. White Sox
Billy Butler Player Alexei Ramirez
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Kansas City 14 0 18 .378 15 6 6 2 2 0
Chi. White Sox 4 1 9 .133 6 12 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .327 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .541 after a win and .520 after a loss.