Before the Kansas City Royals could start Sunday’s game, they had Friday’s business to take care of. After the game was suspended in the top of the ninth on Friday, Kansas City and Chicago were scheduled to “finish” Friday’s game before they could move on. David Robertson came in and struck out the side in the top of the ninth. Kelvin Herrera was able to get the first two outs of the inning before Melky Cabrera was walked and was able to move to second on a subsequent wild pitch. After Jose Abreu was intentionally walked, Avisail singled to left to win the game.
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The Royals shook things off and struck first in the third inning of the full game thanks to Mike Moustakas and Omar Infante. Omar hit a one-out double and after Alcides Escobar flied out, Moustakas doubled Infante home. In the fourth inning, Kendrys Morales singled before moving to second on a faulty pickoff attempt by John Danks. Alex Gordon then hit his second home run of the year to right field to make the score 3-0 in favor of the Royals.
In the sixth inning, the White Sox were able to pick up a run courtesy of Moustakas. Adam Eaton singled and Melky Cabrera walked. After a wild pitch by Edinson Volquez that allowed Eaton to move to third, Moustakas made a fielding error on a ball hit by Jose Abreu. Moose was trying to force a double play and ended up getting nothing out of it and the score 3-1.
Then the hit parade started.
Adam LaRoche, Avisail Garcia, and Connor Gillaspie all had singles before Yost finally pulled Volquez. Tyler Flowers had another single off of Jason Frasor before the Royals were finally able to stop the bleeding. When the dust settled, the White Sox were suddenly up 5-3.
And….that was it. The Royals were unable to put anything else together and had to take whatever solace they could find in a semi-decent start by Edinson Volquez and some outstanding defensive play from Alex Gordon in left field.
The Kansas City Royals look to get back on track against the Cleveland Indians tomorrow evening.