KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 20: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI double against the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning at Kauffman Stadium on September 20, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Royals Vs. White Sox: Kansas City Gets Walk-Off Win over Chicago

An Eric Hosmer ninth-inning single brought home the game-winning run.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Final Score: Kansas City Wins 4-3 on Eric Hosmer Walk-Off Single

Kansas City's flawless bullpen work and timely hitting led to a come-from-behind walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. The White Sox jumped out to an early lead, when an A.J. Pierzynski first-inning single brought home Alejandro De Aza. Chicago added two more runs in the second on an error and a fielder's choice. Kansas City started the comeback in the fifth, when Johnny Giavotella tripled to bring home Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur. A Billy Butler double brought home Alex Gordon to tie the score in the sixth.

The score remained tied as the Royals came to the plate in the ninth. Billy Butler lined a single to center field off White Sox closer Jesse Crain, and Jarrod Dyson immediately entered as a pinch runner. Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas were unable to advance the runner, but Dyson stole second, prompting Chicago to intentionally walk Francoeur. Eric Hosmer came to the plate and singled to left, bringing Dyson home with the game-winning run.

Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie scattered eight hits over six innings, giving up just three runs, but did not factor in the decision. Greg Holland got the win, his seventh of the year, after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. Crain took the loss for Chicago.

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White Sox Vs. Royals: Starting Line-Ups Announced

The Kansas City Royals will look to continue playing the spolier role as they try to win their final season series against the AL Central leading Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.

After winning last night's game 3-0, the Royals (67-81) will send right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.92) to the mound. Guthrie is 4-3 with a 3.13 ERA since being traded to Kansas City from the Colorado Rockies, but he's 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his last five starts for the club.

The White Sox (81-67), who took game one of the series, will counter by sending Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24) to the hill. The left-hander has struggled in his last five starts, going 1-1 and posting a hefty 6.00 ERA. Chicago's lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central is down to two games.

The lineups for Thursday night are as follows:

Kansas City Royals

  1. Jason Bourgeois (R) CF
  2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
  3. Alex Gordon (L) LF
  4. Billy Butler (R) DH
  5. Salvador Perez (R) C
  6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B
  7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
  8. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
  9. Johnny Giavotella (R) 2B

Chicago White Sox

  1. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
  2. Dewayne Wise (L) CF
  3. Adam Dunn (L) 1B
  4. Alex Rios (R) RF
  5. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
  6. Kevin Youkilis (R) 3B
  7. Dan Johnson (L) DH
  8. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
  9. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT at Kauffmann Stadium, and the game will be televised on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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White Sox Vs. Royals: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals close their season series Thursday night in the rubber match of a three-game set, and not a moment too soon for Chicago.

The Royals shut out the White Sox, 3-0, Wednesday night, which coupled with a Tigers' win cut Chicago's division lead to a mere two games. The Tigers go for a sweep of the Oakland Athletics on Thursday afternoon.

The White Sox (81-67) have had a tough time with the Royals this season. The Wednesday-night loss dropped Chicago to 6-11 against Kansas CIty (67-81) this season.

Thursday night's game from Kaufman Stadium begins at 7:10 p.m. CT. Kansas City will send Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 4.92 ERA) to the mound to take on Chicago starter Francisco Liriano (6-11, 5.24). The game can be seen locally on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Game Recap: Royals Blank White Sox 3-0

After dropping the series opener, the Kansas City Royals snapped their two-game losing streak Wednesday night and beat the AL Central division leading Chicago White Sox, 3-0.

For much of the game, it was a pitching battle between White Sox ace Chris Sale and Royals starting pitcher Bruce Chen. While each southpaw held his own, it was the Royals' offense that was able to score first as the team scraped a run off Sale in the third inning. However, it didn't stop there for the Royals, as the team tacked on a pair of runs to chase the young pitcher during the seventh inning.

With two outs in the ninth inning, the White Sox gave the Royals a late scare when Alejandro De Aza doubled off of Greg Holland. The righty reliever was able to shut the door, though, retiring Kevin Youkilis for the final out.

Chen pitched 6 shutout innings, allowing five hits, three walks and striking out four. It was shortstop Alcides Escobar who led the charge offensively, going 3-for-3 with a walk while swiping his 30th stolen base of the year.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Jason Bourgeois Looks To Stay Hot For Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals will attempt to avenge Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox, as the two teams meet again on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Jason Bourgeois will lead off for the Royals after sitting out Game 1 of the series in favor of David Lough. Bourgeois has had a solid start to his Royals career, hitting .341/.400/.439 in his first 45 plate appearances with the team.

Here are the full lineups:

White Sox

1. Alejandro De Aza CF
2. Kevin Youkilis 3B
3. Adam Dunn DH
4. Paul Konerko 1B
5. Alex Rios RF
6. Dayan Viciedo LF
7. Alexei Ramirez SS
8. Tyler Flowers C
9. Gordon Beckham 2B

Royals

1. Jason Bourgeois CF
2. Alcides Escobar SS
3. Alex Gordon LF
4. Billy Butler DH
5. Salvador Perez C
6. Mike Moustakas 3B
7. Jeff Francoeur RF
8. Eric Hosmer 1B
9. Johnny Giavotella 2B

Bruce Chen (10-12, 5.42 ERA) will be on the hill for the Royals, and he will be opposed by Chicago's Chris Sale (17-6, 2.78 ERA). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT.

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Alex Gordon Nominated For Roberto Clemente Award

Left fielder Alex Gordon was announced on Tuesday as the Kansas City Royals' nominee for the 2012 Roberto Clemente Award. The award goes to the player who best represents the game of baseball, through on field sportsmanship, as well as off the field contributions and community involvement. Each team has a nominee.

Gordon and his wife Jamie are vocal supporters of efforts to fight childhood cancer. They have contributed to the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a childhood cancer foundation named for a young girl and cancer patient who helped raise money for her hospital by setting up a lemonade stand. The Gordons also support the Diamond Dawgs, a local 12-and-under team that wears pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness.

Voting for the Clemente award ends on Oct. 14. You can cast your ballot for Gordon, or anyone else, here.

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Luis Mendoza's Illness Changes Royals Rotation

Luis Mendoza has gone down with a throat illness, which has jumbled up the pitching rotation for the Kansas City Royals. He was scheduled to take Wednesday's start against the Chicago White Sox against Chris Sale, but instead the start went to Bruce Chen. The illness also forced Jeremy Guthrie to slide up from Friday to Thursday on the schedule.

Royals manager Ned Yost doesn't know when Mendoza will be returning, and it may force a complete overhaul of the rotation for a cycle if he's not back in the next few days:

"[Mendoza] came in today and was feeling horrible," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "His throat was all infected. We think it's strep throat. We sent him to the doctor."

"We may just skip his whole turn, I don't know. We've got to wait and see," Yost said.

If Mendoza stays out, it could give rookie Jake Odorizzi his first ever Major League start on Saturday or Sunday.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: KC Hopes To Bounce Back In AL Central Series

Kansas City couldn't sneak past the Chicago White Sox in the first game of their three-game set as Chicago pulled out a 3-2 victory on Tuesday night. The two teams will face off again on Wednesday evening as the White Sox look to keep piling onto their slowly growing division lead over the Detroit Tigers. They are currently three games up on Detroit.

It will be even tougher for the Royals on Wednesday as they'll have to face off against Sox ace Chris Sale (17-6, 2.78 ERA) in game two of the series. Kansas City will counter by sending out lefty Bruce Chen (10-12, 5.42 ERA), who lost a match up against Sale earlier in September but has a 2-1 record against the Sox in 2012.

The game will be at Kauffman Stadium at 7:10 p.m. CT.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Final Score: Thanks To Homers, Chicago Gets By Kansas City, 3-2

The Chicago White Sox made their hits count, hitting three home runs to defeat the Kansas City Royals in the first meeting of their three-game series on Tuesday night, 3-2.

Chicago left fielder Alejandro De Aza got the scoring started for the night, launching a solo homer to right field in the top of the first inning.

In the bottom half of the first frame, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler responded by hitting a two-run single to give Kansas City the early lead off Chicago starter Gavin Floyd (W, 10-10), who went seven innings, surrendering only two runs on five hits.

Although Royals starting pitcher Luke Hochevar (L, 8-14) was solid, going seven innings and allowing three earned runs on seven hits, the long ball doomed him on this night. In the sixth, White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham tied the game with a solo shot to left field. Then right fielder Alex Rios blasted a third solo home run off of Hochevar in the seventh inning to give AL Central division-leading Chicago the 3-2 lead.

Reliever Addison Reed notched his 28th save of the season after getting the final two outs in the ninth.

With the win, the White Sox kept their lead in the division at three games over the Detroit Tigers.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Tuesday's Lineups Released

The three-game series in Kansas City between the Royals and the White Sox doesn't mean much to the home team, but it means everything to the visitors, who currently have a three-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

The line-ups for Tuesday's games have been released, with Kansas City hoping to play the spoiler:

Kansas City:

1. David Lough (L) CF

2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS

3. Alex Gordon (L) LF

4. Billy Butler (R) DH

5. Salvador Perez (R) C

6. Mike Moustakas (L) 3B

7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF

8. Eric Hosmer (L) 1B

9. Tony Abreu (S) 2B

Chicago:

1. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF

2. Kevin Youkilis (R) 3B

3. Adam Dunn (L) DH

4. Paul Konerko (R) 1B

5. Alex Rios (R) RF

6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C

7. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS

8. Dewayne Wise (L) CF

9. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B

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Does Dayton Moore Deserves Same Level Of Criticism As Scott Pioli?

The Kansas City Royals under general manager Dayton Moore have been terrible for years, but Royals Review writer Connor Moylan is dumbfounded why Moore doesn't elicit the same vitriol from the local media that the Kansas City Chiefs' brass, especially Scott Pioli, has after the Chiefs' 0-2 start.

While hardly giving Pioli a pass, Moylan simply replaces the Chiefs' executive's name with Moore's and finds the arguments from the local KC media are basically interchangeable. He uses this passage, among others, as an example:

Pioli has spent too much time trying to justify his decisions, rather than trying to improve them ... compiling ultimately meaningless statistics in an attempt to spin unpopular draft choices and questionable spending habits into a more favorable light.

Moylan's analysis:

Moore and Yost often cite statistics that have little relevance to the Royals current situation, or are easily debunked with some higher level analysis.

So why does Moore not face the same level of criticism as Pioli? Moylan lists his three reasons:

  • Most people seem to think the Chiefs were a better football team when Pioli took over than when Moore took control of the Royals, so Moore needs more time.
  • There is a general belief that it's easier to turn around a football team than a baseball team, so Pioli should get the job done faster.
  • Moore is handicapped by David Glass being cheap, while Pioli not spending money has as much to do with his personal choice than Clark Hunt ordering him too.
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Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: Luke Hochevar Takes On Division-Leading Sox

The Royals continue a nine-game home stand tonight as Luke Hochevar takes the hill against the AL Central leaders.

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