Swept in Three by the Royals
*Game Two on Saturday. Royals – 9 and the Sox – 1
Danny Duffy was the brilliant on the mound for the Royals, Striking out 9 and only allowing one walk.
The fourth inning is where K.C did the most damage scoring 5 run, when Billy Butler started things with a walk, Alex Gordon’s single to left moved Butler to second, Salvador Perez’s singled to center to load up the bases. Lorenzo Cain grounded into a fielder’s choice but Butler and Gordon scored on an error by third baseman Leury Garcia, which allowed Perez to wind up safe at third. Mike Moustakas singled to center, got Perez home and Cain to second. Norichika Aoki grounded into a double play which got Cain home for the fourth run of the inning. Omar Infante scored the final run when his single got Moustakas home for a 5 – 0 Royals lead.
They would go on to add one run in the top of the eighth inning and finish scoring with three more in the top of the ninth.
The only run the Sox could produce was a Paul Konerko home run in the top of the ninth.
*Game Three on Sunday. Royals – 6 and the Sox – 3
Andre Rienzo was on the mound for the Sox facing James Shields for the Royals
Scoring started in the top of the first with Eric Hosmer hitting a home run, with Infante on base. Adam Eaton answered back scoring one of the Sox runs in the bottom of the inning, after hitting a triple to right, was sent home on a balk by Shields. *Score at the close of the inning was Royals ahead 2 – 1
The top of the third saw Kansas City take the lead to 5 to 1 on a Perez homer to left, with Butler and Gordon already on the pond by way of Butler being hit by a pitch and Gordon walked.
The fourth inning would see the rest of the runs scored when, at the top half, Jarrod Dyson singled to center, getting Moustakas home, taking the scored to 6 to 1 in the Royals favor. The Sox would only be able to add two more runs in the bottom of the same inning when, Alejandro De Aza would hit a double to deep right, which allowed both Adam Dunn and Alexei Ramirez to score. Dunn and Ramirez had both reached on singles.
The Sox now have a much-needed day off before welcoming the San Francisco Giants for a two game series sending John Danks to the mound against Matt Cain for game one and Chris Sale for game two facing off against Tim Hudson.