White Sox Shut Out in Rubber Game of Series with Royals (Kansas City, Missouri) – In the final game of a three-game series in Kansas City, the Sox started with Dylan Cease on the mound. Unfortunately for Sox fans, he started slowly by leading off with a walk, gave up a double, and subsequently gave up a homerun which put the Royals up by a score of 3-0. Cease settled down somewhat to escape the inning without further damage. Sox Manager Tony LaRussa stayed with Cease in the second inning, and bats were quiet until the bottom of the 3rd inning, when Cease gave up a single. The Royals then executed a sacrifice bunt and the Royals scored on a throwing error when first baseman Gavin Sheets couldn’t scoop up the errant throw. The Royals lead was up to 4-0.
Sox Have No Answer for Brady Singer
The Sox had a small opening in the 5th inning when Leury Garcia hit a sharp drive to right field with just one out, but Royals pitcher, Brady Singer, pitched out of that jam. Matt Foster came in for Cease in the 6th and gave up 2 runs in the 6th inning, and the Royals extended the lead to 6-0. Ryan Burr then came in to replace Foster to close out the inning. Hits were hard to find against Royals pitching. Brady Singer kept the Sox scoreless as he completed his outing by allowing only 4 hits over 7 innings.
Jose Ruiz came in to pitch for the Sox in the 8th inning and he mowed down the Royals to advance the game to the 9th inning with the Royals leading 6-0. Royals closer Wade Davis, shut the door on any Sox chances at a comeback and got the save. The Royals took the rubber game of the 3-game series 6-0.
The White Sox will be in Oakland to face the A’s at 6:40pm on Tuesday, September 7th.
White Sox Shut Out in Rubber Game of Series with Royals