CHICAGO The Kansas City Royals jerseys were doing just fine without getting much from Alex Rios. They will gladly take any extra lift he can give their lineup.
Rios and cheap Mike Moustakas jersey homered, and the Royals jerseys beat the Chicago White Sox jerseys 4 2 Friday in Game 1 of a day night doubleheader.
On a scorching afternoon when the ball was carrying, the AL Central leaders returned from the All Star break and won for the eighth time in nine games. They also took out a team showing some spark after struggling most of the way. Cellular Field on July 17, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Royals jerseys defeated the White Sox jerseys 4 2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Moustakas hit a solo homer in the fifth on the 12th pitch of the at bat to give the Royals jerseys a 2 1 lead, and Rios capped a two run sixth with his drive off cheap Jeff Samardzija jersey (6 5) after Chicago tied it.
part of what we looking for, is a little bit of boost in the second half, Alex getting to where he was before he broke his hand, manager Ned Yost said. (Infante) has been swinging the bat much better. If we get some more offense in the bottom of the order, it be key. cheap Lorenzo Cain jersey had two hits, including an RBI double for the Royals jerseys. He is 21 for 42 in his past 11 games.
Young felt his back tightening with each inning and left the game after throwing 82 pitches.
Yost said it serious at all. And Young expects to make his next scheduled start.
not worried about it, Young said. be fine. But we creatures of habit. And a little bit of time off (for the All Star break), even though I tried to do my best staying in my routine, those things happen. relievers combined to shut down the White Sox jerseys the rest of the way. Shuck forced the runner and cheap Tyler Saladino jersey grounded out to end the game. Holland picked up his 20th save in 22 chances.
Samardzija gave up four runs and seven hits in seven innings. And the White Sox jerseys dropped their second straight after winning nine of 11.
just took my time out there, Samardzija said. didn realize it was that hot out there until second and third inning. You just kind of tell yourself to slow down. It just makes every pitch that more important. You don want to stand out there for 20 30 pitches and start sweating. had just tied it at 2 on Eaton homer in the fifth when the Royals jerseys scored two in the sixth.
cheap Eric Hosmer jersey led off with a double and scored from third on cheap mlb jerseys cheap Omar Infante jersey double play grounder. Rios, who missed about six weeks in April and May with a broken left hand, then made it 4 2 with his second homer of the season and first since opening day against the White Sox jerseys.
Reliever cheap Ryan Madson jersey escaped a second and third jam in the bottom half when he retired Alexei Ramirez and Soto on back to back grounders.
Cain is batting .345 (30 for 87) in day games for Kansas City. Hosmer is 13 for 40 over his past 10 games. White Sox jerseys starters have a 2.36 ERA in their past 13 games.
Royals jerseys: RHP Kris Medlen (elbow) rejoined the team and the team will decide in the next two or three days whether to activate him. He is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and has not pitched in the majors since 2013, when he won 15 games for Atlanta.
White Sox jerseys: GM Rick Hahn said RHP cheap Matt Albers jersey (fractured right pinky finger) and RHP cheap Nate Jones jersey, recovering from Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow, are progressing in their rehabilitation. RHP Jesse Crain (shoulder), who has not pitched in the majors since 2013, had a setback in an Arizona League game last week and it not clear when his next outing will be.