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.

For more commentary on the Royals, visit Royals Review. Check out Baseball Nation for all your MLB news, and for White Sox coverage, head over to South Side Sox.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.