American League Game Summary - Kansas City at Chicago|
(Friday, May 11th)
Final Score: Chicago 5, Kansas City 0
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alex Rios hit a two-run triple and Gavin
Floyd pitched into the eighth inning, as the Chicago White Sox downed Kansas
City, 5-0, in the first edition of a three-game series.
Adam Dunn homered and Gordon Beckham also knocked in a run for the White Sox,
who have won three in a row.
Floyd (3-3) scattered five hits and walked two while fanning five over 7 2/3
"He executed pitches. He was spotting his fastball to both sides of the plate,
keeping it down and he had a good slider," Royals manager Ned Yost said about
Jarrod Dyson picked up a pair of hits for the Royals, who had taken two of
three from Boston.
Felipe Paulino (1-1) was charged in defeat for seven hits and four runs
despite six strikeouts in 5 2/3 frames.
Floyd was pulled after the Royals loaded the bases in the eighth with one out
thanks to singles by Alcides Escobar, Humberto Quintero and Alex Gordon. The
righty recovered to send down Billy Butler on strikes, but Matt Thornton was
called upon and fanned Eric Hosmer swinging to keep the visitors off the
Hector Santiago retired the side in order in the ninth to preserve the
Dunn's two-out, first-inning blast put the Sox on the board. In the third,
Beckham singled home Alejandro De Aza, who singled with two down and stole
"I'm having one of those starts to a season that I expect to," said Dunn, who
has team-highs of 11 home runs and 26 RBI this season.
Beckham doubled to begin the sixth, Dunn walked and Rios plated both with his
two-out triple for a 4-0 game.
Eduardo Escobar walked in the seventh, swiped second and came around on De
Aza's base hit.
This was the first meeting between the AL Central rivals in 2012...Floyd
posted his second scoreless outing of the year, after blanking Detroit on
three hits over six innings in a 5-1 win on April 14...KC took 11 of 18 a year
ago, including five of nine on the south side of Chicago...The Sox announced
prior to the game that Jesse Crain, who has been on the DL since April 27 with
a strained left oblique, will make a rehab start at Triple-A Charlotte.
05/12 02:18:26 ET