Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain hit two home runs against the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. It was Cain's first multi-homer game of his career, and it came as a bit of a surprise considering how he began the game, as he told MLB.com's Cash Kruth.
Cain struck out in his first two at-bats, and didn't exactly look great doing it, against White Sox starter Francisco Liriano. However, he bounced back in his third at-bat, blasting a hanging slider from Liriano over the left field wall to give the Royals a 3-2 lead.
"The night definitely started off rough for me," Cain said with a laugh. "But I guess it's not where you start; it's where you finish."
And Cain certainly finished well, as he took advantage of another slider that backed up, this time against White Sox reliever Addison Reed in the ninth inning. Cain shot that one out to left-center, and it cleared the wall for a two-run homer to give the Royals a 7-5 lead, which would ultimately hold up as the final score.