Royals top White Sox in 10 innings on errant throw
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[September 11, 2018]
Chicago reliever Jeanmar Gomez's
throwing error on a 10th-inning bunt brought home the game-ending
run, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 win over the
visiting Chicago White Sox on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.
Brian Goodwin opened the bottom of the 10th with a double to the
right field corner. The next batter, Alcides Escobar, bunted to
Gomez (0-2). The right-hander tried to get the out at third and
instead threw the ball away, allowing Goodwin to score the winning
run on a fielder's choice.
Jake Newberry (2-0), the last of three Kansas City pitchers, got the
win after an inning of no-hit, one-strikeout relief.
Neither starting pitcher -- Lucas Giolito for Chicago and Jakob
Junis for the Royals -- figured into the decision, even though both
pitched well enough to win.
Giolito allowed three runs on six hits and two walks over seven
innings while striking out three.
Junis one-upped him by throwing eight innings of three-run,
seven-hit baseball in which he fanned five and did not walk a
The Royals jumped to the lead in the bottom of the first inning on
Whit Merrifield's solo home run. Kansas City added to the advantage
in the second. With runners on the corners, Escobar hit a pop fly
that dropped in front of Chicago right fielder Daniel Palka, who
threw to second for a forceout as Jorge Bonifacio scored from third
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White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito (27) throws a pitch against
the Kansas City Royals in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium.
Mandatory Credit: Amy Kontras-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Royals
The White Sox quickly erased that deficit and took the lead via the
long ball. Adam Engel led off the third inning with a homer over the
center field fence. Two outs later, Palka's round-tripper into the
right field bleachers chased home Jose Abreu and pushed the White
Sox in front 3-2.
Kansas City tied the game in the sixth on Ryan O'Hearn's one-out
solo home run.
Abreu had three of Chicago's eight hits. Alex Gordon and Goodwin had
two hits each to lead the Royals' eight-hit attack.
--Field Level Media
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