American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Chicago|
(Sunday, September 9th)
Final Score: Kansas City 2, Chicago 1 (10 innings)
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Mike Moustakas drove in the game's first run in
the top of the 10th inning and Jeff Francoeur added an RBI single that proved
to be the difference, as the Kansas City Royals held on for a 2-1 win over the
Chicago White Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular
Chicago reliever Brett Myers (2-3) walked Billy Butler with two outs in the
10th before giving up three straight singles to Salvador Perez, Moustakas and
In the bottom of the inning, Greg Holland walked two of the first three
batters he faced. Gordon Beckham then put the White Sox on the board with a
one-out double to left field. Holland, though, struck out both Alejandro De
Aza and Ray Olmedo swinging to record his 13th save of the season.
Kelvin Herrera (3-2) picked up the win after getting Alex Rios to ground into
an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded in the ninth.
"Herrera came in and did a phenomenal job," Royals manager Ned Yost said.
Despite the loss, the AL Central-leading White Sox still hold a two-game lead
over second-place Detroit, which missed out on an opportunity to gain ground
by getting swept by the Angels.
Chicago begins a four-game home series against the Tigers on Monday.
Jeremy Guthrie scattered six hits over eight stellar innings for Kansas City.
He entered play 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his previous six starts.
Chicago's Hector Santiago made his second career major league start and gave
up three hits, walked three and struck out eight over four-plus innings.
"Hector did a great job," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "Offensively
we didn't help him at all."
The White Sox are 1-7 in their last eight games against Kansas City ... Perez
extended his career-high hitting streak to 14 games ... Chicago was 2-for-10
with runners in scoring position.
09/09 20:40:33 ET