The Royals left a runner on third with one out stranded in the bottom of the ninth after the Chicago White Sox took the lead on a sac fly in the top of the inning for a 3-2 win over the Royals. The loss dropped K.C. to 18-19 at home.
Jesse Crain retired Salvador Perez on a popup and then struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the Royals’ final threat…it was his 29th straight scoreless appearance. The Sox grabbed the lead hen Alejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth.
Dayan Viciedo led off the ninth with a single off Aaron Crow (3-3), and Jeff Keppinger drew a walk. Closer Greg Holland got pinch-hitter Gordon Beckham to fly out to center field, while Danks, pinch running, made it to third. De Aza hit a fly ball to right field that was just deep enough to allow Danks to slide home ahead of the throw with the go-ahead run.
The Royals scored when Miguel Tejada hit a two-out single in the second inning, and came all the way around to score on a double by Mike Moustakas . It was the first RBI for Moustakas since May 23.
After the Sox took a 2-1 in the fourth of Wade Davis, Perez tied it with a run-scoring single in the sixth.