The White Sox offense absolutely exploded in the first inning, scoring 8 runs and eventually winning by a 9-1 final in Kansas City. Tim Anderson and Nick Madrigal started off the rally with back to back singles, Yoan Moncada hit a 2-RBI double, and Yasmani Grandal hit a sac fly to make things 3-0 in a hurry. After Andrew Vaughn doubled to score Yermin Mercedes, Leury Garcia tripled to score Vaughn, and Danny Mendick ripped a two-run homer for a 7-0 lead.
The Sox would bat around in the inning, with Yoan Moncada finishing off the rally the same way it started with another RBI double. The Royals got their only run on an RBI groundout in the bottom of the 7th, while Yermin Mercedes stayed hot with an RBI single in the top of the 9th.
W: Lynn (3-1) | L: Lynch (0-1)
Yoan Moncada: 2-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Yoan Moncada got the rally started in the first inning with a two-run double. He followed it up with another RBI double later in that same inning.
Lance Lynn: 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 4 BB, 6 K
Lance Lynn continued the dominance of White Sox starters tonight by throwing five scoreless innings. While he walked four batters, he struck out six while only allowing one hit.
Leury Garcia: 2-for-4, 1 3B, 1 RBI
Leury continued the rally today in the 1st inning with an RBI triple, scoring Andrew Vaughn. He followed that up with an infield single in the 3rd inning.
Match Up of The Game
Tim Anderson vs. Daniel Lynch was a great match up for the Sox, with TA going 2-for-2 with two singles. Also, both times he reached base, he scored. It’s great to see Anderson continuing to tee off against starting pitchers, as he’s done well in that aspect all season.
Player of The Game
This game’s honors have to go to Lance Lynn. The White Sox starters have throw 25 consecutive scoreless innings, with Lynn contributing to the streak. This sets up ace Lucas Giolito in the finale who hopes to get on track against the slumping Royals.
The White Sox take on the Royals at 1:10 PM CDT on Sunday for the third and final game of the series. Lucas Giolito will take the mound against Mike Minor with the sweep on the line. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Chicago.