Baseball is a funny sport. On Monday, the Royals beat the red hot White Sox who had won 15 of their past 18 games and beat Mark Buehrle who had not lost a game since June 1st. On Tuesday, the Royals lost 4-3 to the Sox, falling to Gavin Floyd who did not win a game in five weeks.
As a matter of fact, Floyd came into Tuesday’s game 0-4 in five career starts at the K. He was backed by early run support as the Sox scored three off Royals’ starter Brian Bannister in the third inning after the Sox rattled off four straight hits. Bannister fell behind 4-0 in the fourth, after giving up a double to Gordon Beckham and a two out single to Alexei Ramirez. This was just the second time in the last eight starts that Bannister has lost at home.
The Royals made it a game in the fifth pulling to within 4-3 after an RBI double from Wilson Betemit and a two run single from former Sox Scott Podsednik. The Royals made another run in the eighth loading the bases, but Mike Aviles grounded out against J.J. Putz to end the rally.