Chicago White Sox jerseys’s cheap Cody Asche jersey, right, is caught in a rundown between third and home plate by Kansas City Royals jerseys third baseman cheap Mike Moustakas jersey (8) during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
Holland scattered three hits while pitching into the seventh inning, and cheap Jose Abreu jersey and cheap Matt Davidson jersey went deep, helping Chicago to a 8 3 win over Kansas City and a split of their four game set.
“It’s about time I earned this,” Holland said of the belt, which is awarded by cheap Melky Cabrera jersey and a bunch of other White Sox jerseys teammates to the game MVP. “It’s hard to get it.”
Holland (3 2) has deserved it on several occasions: He’s allowed two earned runs or fewer in his first six outings this season. In this one, he struck out seven with only one walk before exiting with two outs in the seventh, and only one of the two runs charged to him was earned.
“Listen, he came to spring training and everyone was asking what we expected of him,” White Sox jerseys manager Rick Renteria said. “He’s doing exactly what we expected of him.”
Meanwhile, Royals jerseys counterpart cheap Ian Kennedy jersey was going through a double dose of misfortune.
First, the right hander surrendered five runs on six hits and a walk in his first truly shaky start of the season. Then, Kennedy (0 3) was forced to leave with one out in the fifth after feeling a pinch in his right hamstring an MRI exam during the game revealed a Grade 1 strain.
“Walking I don’t feel it, just the pitching motion and doing everything else,” Kennedy said. “It’s one of those things we’ll see how it feels tomorrow. It stinks.”
Asked whether Kennedy was headed for the disabled list, manager Ned Yost replied: “”I don’t know. We’re discussing our options right now.”
Kennedy struggled from the onset, giving up a one out single to Cabrera and a 427 foot homer to Abreu in the first. Davidson added his solo shot into the fountains in left in the second.
In the fourth, Kennedy was victimized by an error, hit a batter and committed a balk before giving up back to back hits. He also walked a batter as the White Sox jerseys pushed two more runs across.
“I was missing my spots. I was all over the place,” Kennedy said. “It was just a bad day.”
Five runs were more than enough for Holland, who retired the first 10 batters he faced.
Mixing a fastball and sinker, Holland kept the punchless Royals jerseys guessing all the afternoon, silencing a Kauffman Stadium crowd filled with kids out for “School Day at the K.” He only allowed two doubles before the seventh inning, when the Royals jerseys finally managed to coax two runs across.
The White Sox jerseys had already tacked on two of their own in the seventh off the Kansas City bullpen.
STATS AND STREAKS
Abreu also homered in his final at bat Wednesday night. . White Sox jerseys reliever cheap Anthony Swarzak jersey has retired 13 straight and 31 of his last 32 batters. . Kennedy has received five runs of support in his six starts. . The Royals wholesale baseball jerseys jerseys have committed eight errors in their last 12 games. They had just one in the first 15 games. . That set a franchise record that Gordon had shared with Mike Macfarlane.
SCRATCH AND SNIFF
White Sox jerseys 3B cheap Todd Frazier jersey was a late scratch due to back stiffness, though the timing of the move right before first pitch had some on social media sniffing about trades. GM Rick Hahn said he believes Jones will be able to pitch again in a couple weeks. To make roster space for Holmberg, the White Sox jerseys transferred LHP cheap Carlos Rodon jersey to the 60 day DL. He’s been out with left biceps bursitis.