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Kansas City Royals Shut Out Chicago White Sox 5-0 Behind Luke Hochevar's Strong Performance

The Kansas City Royals returned the favor to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, flipping the same shutout score that the ChiSox put on KC in the series opener on Friday. With tonight's 5-0 win, that means the winner of the series will be determined in tomorrow afternoon's showdown.

Game two started with a rain delay that pushed things back a bit, but that failed to unnerve Luke Hochevar, who surprised everyone with a stellar performance that was just what the Royals pitching staff needed. Hochevar worked seven shutout innings after a shaky last few starts and provided the bullpen with rest and the Royals with an ace-like performance

After bringing back Greg Holland from his injury rehab at AA Northwest Arkansas, Holland finished a scoreless eighth and Aarow Crow followed suit in the ninth. As for the Royals offense, five Royals hitters had two hits apiece even without Mike Moustakas in the line-up. Alcides Escobar led the offense with two doubles on the night.

Chris Sale took the loss for the White Sox.

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