White Sox crush Royals in Chicago (Chicago, Illinois) – At Guaranteed Rate Field the White Sox were ready to play ball with White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease at the mound. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, White Sox batter Andrew Vaughn crushed a solo home run to center field to cement the first run of the game. The White Sox led the Royals 1-0 at the end of the 2nd inning. In the bottom of the 3rd, White Sox batter Tim Anderson hit a 2-run homer to right field that put 2 more runs on the board. The 4th, 5th, and 6th innings consisted of many flyouts, pop outs, groundouts, and strikeouts. In the top of the 7th inning, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech relieved Cease after throwing 103 pitches. Soon after, Royals batter Hunter Dozier hit a triple to center field and the next batter at the plate, Ryan O’Hearn, hit a sacrifice fly to get Dozier home. Going into the bottom of the 7th inning, the Royals trailed the White Sox 3-1.
A Long 7th Inning
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Royals batter Kyle Zimmer walked White Sox batters Yoan Moncada, Andrew Vaughn, and Leury Garcia for a bases loaded situation. The Royals swapped pitchers to Richard Lovelady, who walked White Sox batter Seby Zavala for a run walked in. Next batter up was Tim Anderson, who singled on a line drive to center field to bring home another run for the White Sox. With the bases still loaded, White Sox batter Jose Abreu hit a 2-run single to center field. By the end of the long 7th inning, the White Sox pulled away from the Royals with a score of 7-1. In the top of the 8th inning, White Sox pitcher Garrett Crocket took the mound for Kopech. In the top of the 9th inning, Kopech was taken out and replaced with White Sox pitcher Ryan Tepera to close out the game with a pop out, strikeout, and groundout. The White Sox beat the Royals 7-1.
The White Sox will face the Royals again tomorrow (8/4/2021) at 7:10pm CST.
White Sox crush Royals in Chicago