Anyone Got a Broom?
Game 3 in the series with Kansas City would see Jose Quintana heading to the office. His last couple of outings were rough, not pitching well with a lack of run support. The pitcher sets the tone of the game with his first couple of pitches and if he is not on that night, I think its a flow on effect. Today would be different. Jose Q would be hot from the 1st pitch he threw.
The Sox would waste no time getting runs on the board in the bottom of the 1st when, Tyler Saladino opens the pond with a single, moved to 2nd on a Melky ground out to 2nd and stole 3rd. Jose Abreu with a double to left getting Tyler home for a 1 to 0 Sox lead, Todd Frazier with a double of his own getting Abreu home for a 2 to 0 Sox lead.
The pitchers took over from the 2nd to the bottom of the 4th.
The top of the 5th, saw K.C finally get on the board, Escobar scoring on a Bonifacio single to center. Sox 2 and Royals 1
The 6th inning would see the Royals tie things at 2 all but in the home half of the inning the Sox would take back the lead when with Melky on the pond thanks to a single, Avi Garcia blasting a monster home run to center giving the Sox a 4 to 2 lead.
Bottom of the 7th and Leury Garcia, decides to show Avi that if you can hit a home run so can I and Leury did to right field for a Sox 5 to 2 lead.
Nate Jones in for the 8th inning taking over from Tommy Kahnle. Dan Jennings had started shutting down the office from Jose Quintana in the top of the 7th.
David Robertson came in the top of the 9th inning to lock up the office for the night
White Sox 5 and Kansas City 2
The boys have a day off before the league leading Tigers are in for a weekend series before its time to pack the travel back for a 6 game road trip with stops in Kansas City and Baltimore.