The White Sox beat the Royals in the second game of the series (Kansas City, Missouri) – In the second game of the series against the Royals, the White Sox brought out Dylan Cease to throw out the first pitch. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Royals batter Hunter Dozier hit a sacrifice fly to center field for the first run of the day. Next batter up was Michael A. Taylor, who reached on a fielding error by White Sox right fielder, Andrew Vaughn, which gave the Royals man on 3rd enough time to make it home for another run. The score was 2-0 Royals at the end of the 2nd inning. In the top of the 4th inning, White Sox batter Gavin Sheets homered to right field that narrowed the score to 2-1 Royals. In the bottom of that inning Royals batter Ryan O’Hearn hit an RBI single to extend the lead over the White Sox. At the end of the 4th inning the White Sox trailed the Royals 3-1.
A Close Game till the End
The 5th and 6th innings consisted of lineouts, groundouts, flyouts, and strikeouts with both teams playing solid defense. In the bottom of the 7th inning, White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez relieved Cease at the mound after 89 pitches. In the top of the 8th inning, White Sox batter Yoan Moncada grounded out an RBI that brought the score to 3-2 Royals. Royals’ pitcher Kyle Zimmer intentionally walked White Sox batter Jake Brentz with another runner on 3rd base. White Sox batter Eloy Jimenez then took the plate to smash a homer to center field to take the lead over the Royals 5-3. In the bottom of the 8th, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech replaced Lopez for an immediate 3 strikeouts to close the 8th inning. In the 9th inning, White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks was brought in to close out the game with a strikeout, flyout, and pop out. The White Sox beat the Royals 5-3.
The White Sox will face Royals again tomorrow (7/28/2021) at 7:10pm CST.
The White Sox beat the Royals in the second game of the series