The Royals struck first in their three-game series against the AL Central leading White Sox, taking the first game 4-1 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
Dillon Gee made his second start in place of the injured Chris Young, and held the White Sox to one run in five innings. This time, Gee earned the win when the bullpen finished the job to go 1-1 on the season.
The Kansas City Royals are once again playing like the defending champions after a three-week funk that saw their record slide from a strong 12-6 start, to two games under .500 before their series against the Braves last weekend.
Though the KC Royals managed to take two out of three against the Braves, they didn’t look very good doing it due to exchanging base-running blunders with moribund Atlanta.
No matter. The Kansas City Royals appear to be back on track after playing well in their series against Boston, and beginning their road trip with a W against Chicago. The KC Royals can make up a lot of ground on the White Sox in the near future, playing six more games against their Central Division rivals before the end of May.
On to my five observations about Friday night’s game:
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