Royals offense held in check by Danks

Over the last two games against Detroit, the KC Royals scored 12 runs and 15 runs respectively. With a new team in town, the Royals were pummeled. The Chicago White Sox went into the K and beat the Royals, 12-1.

thumb downAnd of course it was White Sox lefty John Danks keeping the Royals offense at bay. He is now 3-2 against the Royals this season, having allowed 11 runs over 32.2 innings.

Danks scattered seven hits in the complete game victory. He walked one and struck out five.

The Royals scored their lone run in the bottom of the ninth on a Kendrys Morales bases loaded sac fly. They had three hits in the inning.

Meanwhile, the Royals received another poor start, this time from Kris Medlen. After allowing three runs in the top of the first on four hits and a walk, he settled down over the next two innings before the White Sox erupted again.

Medlen allowed seven runs on 11 hits (including a Tyler Flowers three-run home run) and a walk over 5.2 innings. It didn’t get any better once Jeremy Guthrie entered in relief. In Guthrie’s defense, he was fine except for that five-run 8th inning.

Guthrie allowed back-to-back homers: a three-run shot to Adam Eaton and a solo shot to Jose Abreu.


About Jen Nevius

I first became a KC Royals fan way back in 1995 when I attended my first Wilmington Blue Rocks game. I fell in love with minor league baseball then and began following the Royals as former Blue Rocks clawed their way to the big leagues. 3+ years ago I started covering the Royals for Aerys Sports, but since the site has been shut down, I am going out on my own.
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