Cain’s 2 HR’s Lift Royals Over White Sox, 7-5

Sports
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO — The Kansas City Royals continued their dominance over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night, with a 7-5 win at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals (62-76, 31-38 away) now lead the season series over the first-place White Sox 9-4.

Center fielder Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run blast off closer Addison Reed (3-2, 4.56 ERA) in the ninth to give the Royals a 7-5 lead. It was Cain’s second home run of the night, and his seventh HR this season.

Catcher Sal Perez gave the Royals their first lead of the game with a two-run jack in the second, his ninth of the year.

Chicago (74-63, 40-28 home) tied the game with HR’s on three separate occasions. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run shot in the sixth to tie the game at 5-5.

The White Sox teed off on Royals starter Luis Mendoza (4.63 ERA), who gave up five runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking one. White Sox starter Francisco Liriano (5.25 ERA) gave up five runs on six hits, fanning four and walking four.

Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (2-2, 2.42 ERA) got the win. Closer Greg Holland (2.79 ERA) struck out the side to earn his 12th save.

Lefty Bruce Chen (10-11, 5.28 ERA) starts against All-Star lefty Chris Sale (15-6, 2.93 ERA) for game two on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field.

Popular

Latest

More News