For the last few years, the Royals have been a thorn in the side of the Chicago White Sox. This week, the roles were reversed. Conor Gillaspie hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning that led the Sox to a 4-3 win and their first three-game sweep in Kansas City in more than four years. Gillaspie’s homer came off Luke Hochevar and just got over the wall and the outstretched glove of right fielder Justin Maxwell. It bounced off a sign and back into play, but replay showed it was a homer. It led the Royals fifth straight loss and eighth in the last 10 games.
The Royals had runners on first and second with one out in the 11th and grounded into an inning ending double play. In the 12th, Billy Butler walked, pinch runner Jarrod Dyson stole second and was left stranded as Addison Reed picked up his 34th save.