Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar scored the eventual game winning run when he hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the seventh off of Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy. The home run broke a 3-3 tie and the Royals ultimately won 6-3.
The Royals offense kept clicking as they put up a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to put the Royals up three. The two runs came when Jeff Francoeur hit a RBI single which knocked in pinch runner Jason Bourgeois, and the other run came when pinch hitter Lorenzo Cain hit a sacrifice fly that scored Mike Moustakas.
The Royals got a decent effort from starting pitcher Luke Hochevar who lasted five innings and gave up three earned runs, but it was the four relievers who helped seal the deal for the Royals. The relief staff pitched four innings of scoreless baseball and allowed only three hits. Greg Holland earned the win by pitching 1.1 innings by pitching in the seventh and eight innings, and the save went to Jonathan Broxton who pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 22nd save of the year.
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