The Royals “B team” came back again and swept the White Sox. Lorenzo Cain hit his seventh homer of the year, while Hosmer went 3-4 with a double.
The White Sox have to be pretty thrilled to get the heck out of Kansas City.
The Royals finished their sweep of the (former) first place White Sox with their third comeback in as many games.
In case you haven’t heard, the Royals outscored the White Sox 15-1 after the seventh inning in this series.
However, Edinson Volquez‘s labored again, as the White Sox rattled off the next four runs, three of which came off of Volquez.
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Volquez went 6.0 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits, while striking out five. It was the third time in his last six starts where Volquez gave up at least three earned runs.
He has gone at least six innings in four of those five starts, however.
The White Sox added another run in the seventh, on an Austin Jackson sac fly, to make it a 4-2 game.
Eric Hosmer followed by shooting a two-strike double down the left field line, Ichiro style. Kendrys Morales followed with a walk, before the Royals loaded the bases on Orlando’s single.
The Royals then subsequently took the lead on the following Cheslor Cuthbert infield single, which was made even better by Brett Lawrie throwing the ball about 10 feet into the air while sitting on his backside, and having it land about four feet in front of him.
Jose Abreu recovered quickly to throw out Orlando at the plate to complete the TOOTBLAN, but the damage was already done, with the Royals taking the 5-4 lead.
Wade Davis finished off the White Sox on 17 pitches in the ninth, and wouldn’t you know it, the Royals are back where they belong at the top of the AL Central.
The Royals will be back in action on Monday night, with Tampa Bay coming to Kansas City.