Royals and White Sox Game Suspended After 8 Innings


It was another crummy night in Chicago. However, tonight it had more to do with the weather than a fight. The rain was fairly steady and it was a bit of a surprise that the umpires let the game go on as long as they did before suspending it with only an inning of play left.

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The Royals scored in the second inning when Paulo Orlando doubled with no outs and was moved to third by Omar Infante’s ground ball to second. Alcides Escobar singled Orlando home. There was a strange exchange when Quintana threw to first and caught Alcides off the bag. Escobar looked like he got away with one as he dashed to second and avoided Jose Abreu’s tag. Abreu fell heavily on his throwing shoulder in his mad dash to slap Escobar with his glove and looked like he hurt himself but was able to get up and stay in the game after a minute or two. The umps took a look at the tape and concluded that Abreu made the tag and overturned their initial call.

The White Sox tied the score in the fourth inning when Alexei Ramirez was able to reach second base after Escobar made a throwing error on his toss to Hosmer at first. Adam Laroche hit a sacrifice fly to center and after a Gordon Beckham walk, Tyler Flowers hit a ground ball to Omar Infante that was able to help the White Sox square things up.

The Roys took a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Alex Gordon led off with a walk. He went first to third on a Salvador Perez single to right. Sal got caught in a rundown between first and second but thankfully, Orlando slapped a 1-out single to left field that scored Alex.

Chicago tied it up in the seventh inning when Adam Eaton led off the inning with a triple and Melky Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly to right. The score was still tied 2-2 at the end of the eighth inning.

The umps called for the tarps before the ninth inning could begin and it wasn’t long before the game was suspended. The game will resume tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. and hopefully the Roys will find a way to pick up a win with Detroit getting manhandled by Cleveland tonight.