The Royals pounded out 17 hits and broke open a 2-1 game with four runs in the seventh inning to even up their series in Chicago by beating the White Sox 7-2 Tuesday night on the Southside.
Luke Hochevar picked up his third win to move to 3-1 after allowing an unearned run in six innings. Hochevar walked four while only allowing three hits. The Royals had a chance to blow the game open early in the second inning.
Up 1-0, the Royals loaded the bases on Sox starter Gavin Floyd who gave up a single to former teammate Chris Getz, but then Floyd got a pop up, strike out and ground out to get out of the jam trailing just 2-0. The Sox cut the lead in half in the bottom of the third after Juan Pierre singled and stole second, then third and scored on a Jason Kendall throwing error.
In the seventh inning, the Royals caught fire, thanks to an RBI triple from Scott Podsednik, an RBI single from Billy Butler and Jose Guillen’s eighth homer to take a 6-1 lead.
Mike Aviles, just called up to take Alex Gordon’s spot on the roster also homered as he finished the night with three hits.