Adalberto Mondesi showed his future MVP potential with a 3-for-4 night with two runs and two runs batted in. Mondesi had a double and a stolen base. He does everything.
Homer Bailey pitched well for six innings. He didn’t officially get the win but he was the best pitcher on the night for the winning club which maybe ought to be who gets the win. I realize we can’t change it now or the baseball world would have a heart attack worried about stats and their comparison to what happened in the past.
Nicky Lopez got the Royals’ first hit of the night in the third inning on a double to right. He scored on a Whit Merrifield single.
Whit Merrifield singled to right-center in the third to score Nicky Lopez from third base. The run pulled the Royals’ within 2-1. … Whit singled again in the sixth, moved to third on a base hit by Alex Gordon and scored on a Mondesi double.
Adalberto Mondesi doubled down the right field line in the sixth to score Whit Merrifield and tie the game at 2-2. … Mondesi singled off the end of the bat to right center with two outs in the seventh to score Whit and give the Royals a 5-4 lead.
Jorge Soler ripped a fastball down the left field line in the seventh to score Mondesi from first and give the Royals a 6-4 lead.
Cheslor Cuthbert singled to right on a sinker down and away with the bases loaded scoring two runs and giving the Royals a 4-2 lead in the sixth.
Homer Bailey allowed a double to left center by James McCann in the third that scored two and put the White Sox up 2-0. Other than that Bailey pitched well. He ended up going six innings and allowed seven hits but walked just one.
Brad Boxberger replaced Bailey in the seventh with no outs and a runner on second with the Royals up 4-2. He gave up a single on a pitch down and out of the strike zone and a bloop double down the left field line and the game was tied at 4-4.
Ian Kennedy pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save.