White Sox Fall 9-1 In Series-Finale Against Kansas City

White Sox fall 9-1 after bullpen collapses against Royals

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White Sox vs. Royals Score Update: Chicago Collapses Down The Stretch In 9-1 loss

Heading into the seventh inning of their series-finale with the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox held a 1-0 lead and looked to be in position to win the series. However, the bullpen allowed eight earned runs in 2.1 innings, as the White Sox fell 9-1.

Philip Humber delivered a strong performance on the mound for Chicago, allowing only one earned run in 6.2 innings. Humber stroke out seven batters in the no decision. Unfortunately, Humber's strong performance went to waste, as the bullpen struggled to get outs. Addison Reed really struggled, allowing six earned runs in just a 1/3 of an inning. Reed walked three batters and allowed two hits during his time on the mound.

The White Sox also struggled offensively, with Paul Konerko driving in the lone run of the game in the loss. Eduardo Escobar saw the ball well at the plate, hitting 2/4.

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Danny Duffy Injury: Royals Starter Leaves Game In 1st Inning

Kansas City Royals starter Danny Duffy left Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning. Information regarding the nature of Duffy's apparent injury have not yet emerged.

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Duffy retired two batters in the bottom of the first before being removed from the game; he finished his day with one strikeout and one walk. Luis Mendoza, who has made four starts this season, was brought out of the bullpen to replace Duffy.

The White Sox and Royals are scoreless in the second inning.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Lineups: Brent Lillibridge, Tyler Flowers Get Starts

The Chicago White Sox can take the weekend series from Kansas City with a win on Sunday, though several of the team's regulars are getting some rest and out of the starting lineup. Brent Lillibridge will start for Alejandro De Aza in centerfield, Tyler Flowers is in for A.J. Pierzynski at catcher and Eduardo Escobar is starting at shortstop in place of Alexei Ramirez.

1. Brent Lillibridge (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (1B)
4. Paul Konerko (DH)
5. Alex Rios (RF)
6. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
7. Tyler Flowers (C)
8. Brent Morel (3B)
9. Eduardo Escobar (SS)
SP: Philip Humber

Related: Royals Vs. White Sox: Sunday Game Preview, TV Info And More

The Royals' Sunday lineup:

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Sunday Game Preview, TV Info And More

The rubber match between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals gets underway at 1:10 p.m. Central time on Sunday, with both the Sox and Royals having 5-0 victories over each other in this series so far.

Philip Humber will make the start for Chicago, looking to get out of a bit of a funk since pitching a perfect game last month. Humber (1-2, 6.83 ERA) is 0-2 with a 13.50 ERA in three starts since recording a perfect game on April 21 in Seattle, the 21st time it has ever been done in league history.

Danny Duffy will take the mound for the Royals. Duffy is 2-2 with a 4.00 ERA on the season. Here is a look at the schedule and broadcasting information for Sunday's game:

Date/Time: Sunday, May 13, 1:10 p.m. CT

TV Info: Comcast SportsNet

Online streaming: MLB.TV

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Royals Vs. White Sox Final Score: Chicago Lineup Held To 3 Singles In 5-0 Loss

The Chicago White Sox (16-18) could not overcome SP Luke Hochevar as the Kansas City Royals (12-20) beat the White Sox 5-0.

SP Chris Sale (L, 3-2) struggled in the first inning, but settled down to finish 5.0 solid innings with 3 strike outs after walking the first 2 batters. Meanwhile, Hochevar (W, 3-3) limited the Sox to one C A.J. Pierzynski walk and three singles -- off the bats of 1B Paul Konerko, RF Alex Rios and 3B Brent Morel.

Morel and Pierzynski were the only two batters to reach base twice as Morel singled and walked, and Pierzynski walked twice.

The White Sox conclude their series against the Royals on Sunday against 1:10 p.m. CDT.


Final - 5.12.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
Kansas City Royals 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5
Chicago White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Royals Vs. White Sox Score Update: Chris Sale Settles Down After Rough First Inning, Royal Lead 3-0

In the first inning of Saturday night's game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals, SP Chris Sale threw 42 pitches in the first inning and allowed 3 runs to the Royals, but has since taken control. Issuing lead-off walks to CF Jarrod Dyson and 2B Johnny Giavotella, Sale then allowed four singles that put the White Sox in an early 3-0 deficit.

Since then, Sale has since avoided additional walks while striking out two batters and keeping his pitch count down to 89 pitches through four innings.

Meanwhile, the White Sox hitters have fared no better as SP Luke Hochevar has limited the Chicago lineup to just 3 singles and 1 walk, while striking out 2. The Sox enter the top of the 5th losing 3-0.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: Chris Sale Back As Starter After Clean MRI

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale got good news on his recent MRI, and after general manager Ken Williams announced the results came back "clean and pristine" on Friday, Sale returns to the mound as a starter on Saturday. The lanky lefty was removed from the rotation last week with "elbow tenderness," but he didn't seem too happy about being shifted into the bullpen. In fact, Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott told Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune on Friday -- before the results of the MRI were revealed -- "I am extremely concerned about the way the White Sox have approached this entire situation with Chris and his future. It is his future, isn't it?"

Snap to Saturday, and Sale (3-1, 2.73 ERA) is back in the rotation and he will make his first-ever start against the Kansas City Royals, opposite Luke Hochevar (2-3, 9.00 ERA). It will be interesting to see if Sale is on a tighter pitch count for this game, or if his slider usage -- which was high in his early starts this season, and a source of speculation regarding his elbow pain -- will decrease at all.

Here is the basic information that will help you find the broadcast on Saturday:

Game Date & Time: Saturday, May 12, 6:05 p.m. CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field; Chicago, IL

TV: WGN

Radio: AM 670 The Score

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White Sox Vs. Royals Recap: Adam Dunn's Strikeout Streak Ends At 36 Games, Sox Win 5-0

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn started his series against the Kansas City Royals with a long first-inning home run -- which means he has already matched his 2011 HR total (11) -- and that's all scoring the Sox needed to grab a win on Friday. The biggest moment from Dunn came from what he didn't do, however. He entered the series with a 36-game strikeout streak, one shy of the major league record, and even though he ran up two strikes in each of his four plate appearances on Friday, Dun avoided infamy and broke his dubious streak.

Meanwhile, Gavin Floyd pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings to get the win. Most of the night was easy for Floyd, but he did load the bases in the eighth inning and pitched out of the jam with some help from Matt Thornton. The Sox offense hummed along, as Alejandro De Aza, Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn all produced two-hit nights.

Entering Saturday's game, the Sox have the best run differential in the AL Central and they sit in third place with a 16-17 record.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Adam Dunn Hits 11th Home Run, Equals Total From 2011 Season

Adam Dunn's strong bounce-back season continued on Friday night as he hit a solo shot to right field to give the White Sox a 1-0 lead over the Royals in the first inning. The blast was Dunn's 11th of the year, matching his 2011 season total. What took 496 plate appearances in 2011 has taken just 139 in 2012.

Related: Chris Sale's MRI "clean and pristine," will start tomorrow

Watch Dunn's home run here.

Dunn came into the night hitting .243/.384/.586 with eight doubles to go with 10 home runs and 25 RBI.

The White Sox still hold a 1-0 lead over the Royals as the game moves into the bottom of the third inning.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Lineups: Eduardo Escobar Gets A Start At 3rd Base

The Chicago White Sox begin a three-game set against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night looking to build on a two-game winning streak. Eduardo Escobar will start at third base in place of Brent Morel, who has struggled at the plate all season and is dealing with a sore back.

1. Alejandro De Aza (CF)
2. Gordon Beckham (2B)
3. Adam Dunn (DH)
4. Paul Konerko (1B)
5. A.J. Pierzynski (C)

6. Alex Rios (RF)
7. Alexei Ramirez (SS)
8. Dayan Viciedo (LF)
9. Eduardo Escobar (3B)
SP: Gavin Floyd

Related: Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Go For 3rd Straight Victory

The Royals' lineup:

1. Jarrod Dyson (CF)
2. Alex Gordon (LF)
3. Billy Butler (DH)
4. Eric Hosmer (1B)
5. Jeff Francoeur (RF)
6. Mike Moustakas (3B)
7. Chris Getz (2B)
8. Alcides Escobar (SS)
9. Humberto Quintero (C)
SP: Felipe Paulino

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Chris Sale Injury: White Sox LHP Expected To Start Saturday After MRI Came Back 'Clean And Pristine'

It appears the Chicago White Sox can stop worrying about Chris Sale's heath. Sale's MRI results came back "clean and pristine" according to general manager Ken Williams, and now the team is expected to put Sale back into the starting rotation.

Related: Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Go For 3rd Straight Victory

Just last week, it appeared that Sale would spend the rest of the 2012 season coming out of the bullpen.

The White Sox begin a three-game series with Kansas City on Friday night.

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Adam Dunn Nearing Historic, Ignominious Strikeout

The Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn is nearing a significant historical event and could very well reach it on Friday night against the Kansas City Royals. Jeff Sullivan of Baseball Nation reports:

On September 23, 2011, against the Royals, Adam Dunn batted three times and didn't strike out. That is the most recent game in which Adam Dunn hasn't struck out. He's run his streak to 36. 36 consecutive games with at least one strikeout, with 56 strikeouts in all. Dunn broke the all-time record for a position player some time ago. Now he's taking on the pitchers. Just one pitcher remains - Bill Stoneman [with 37].


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For the White Sox fans having a tough time rooting for a strikeout from their DH, Sullivan says don't worry -- strikeouts are a normal part of Dunn's approach:

In case you feel a little weird rooting for an Adam Dunn strikeout, note that this isn't mean-spirited. It would be one thing if Dunn were still hitting like he was hitting a season ago. But in 2012, Dunn's produced. His current OPS+ is actually the highest OPS+ of his career.

The White Sox and Royals at 7:10 p.m. CDT.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: South Siders Go For 3rd Straight Victory

The White Sox start a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals on Friday.

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