As the season continues to wind down for the Kansas City Royals, they start a series last night in Chicago against the White Sox. For seven innings the Royals were in control, but a inning for the bullpen leads to a 4-3 win for the White Sox.
Kansas City starter Bruce Chen would see a very good start spoiled. He would give up just one run on four hits. He would strike out four and walk just one.
Robinson Tejada would come in and see the game slip away. An error by Yuniesky Betencourt would allow Alexi Ramirez to get on base. He would later score on a double. But a walk to Manny Ramirez would set up another White Sox hit that would score two more runs.
Kansas City’s first run of the game would come in the fourth inning thanks to an RBI double from Willie Bloomquist that scored Brayan Pena. Another double by Bloomquist in the sixth would score Jai Miller. He would score later in the inning off an RBI single by Betencourt.
The loss puts the Royals in last place in the American League Central.
Game two of the series will be tonight as Kyle Davies will get the start for Kansas City. The White Sox will send Edwin Jackson to the mound.