Finished One and Won the Second
It has been an interesting series with the Royals during this home stand. First the bench clearing dust-up, which saw Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzjia receive 5 game suspensions but they will appeal those. I did read that Chris did not even know that he has been suspended until an inning later. It was reported that Chris did go to the KC locker room and that he talked to Alex Rios. Questioning that one when Alex is on the DL with a broken finger.
Saturdays game was tied up at 2 all, heading into the 9th inning. Just as David Robertson was getting the keys to the office, the heavens opened and things came to a screeching halt. The game was suspended and would be started on Sunday before the regular game. Well, Mother Nature decided they boys would have more time off.
Monday would see the Friday night game completed, as David Robertson would shut down the Royals in the top of the 9th inning. The bottom of the 9th would see Melky Cabrera get on base with a walk, with Jose Abreu at bat a wild pitch would move Melky to 2nd, Abreu is given a free pass to first, bringing Avisail Garcia to the plate, Avi smacks a single to right, bringing Melky home for a 3 to 2 Sox win
Game two would see John Danks in the office with help from Jake Petricka, Zach Duke and David Robertson closing up things for another win,
*Top of the 3rd – would see KC open the scoring, taking the lead 1 – 0
*Top of the 4th – would see the Royals add 2 more runs taking a 3 – 0 lead.
*Bottom of the 6th – The Sox would fire up and put 5 runs on the board starting when, Adam Eaton opens with a single and Melky walks, with Abreu at the plate, a wild pitch moved Eaton to 3rd. Abreu reaches on an error, Eaton scores(sox – 1 , KC – 3) and Melky to 2nd. Adam LaRoche’s single gets Melky home(sox – 2 and KC – 3) with Abreu being held at 2nd. Avi’s single would load the pond. Conor Gillaspie comes to the plate, belting a line drive to right, getting LaRoche and Abreu home(sox – 4 and KC – 3). Tyler Flowers single to right would bring Avi home for a 5 to 3 Sox lead, which would be the final score.
Time to pack the travel bag as we head out on a road trip, first stop is Baltimore for 3 and then to Minnesota for 4 games before a day off