Homers beat the Royals at White Sox

The KC Royals lost against the Chicago White Sox in Glendale, 7-3. The two teams combined to hit six home runs and the Royals committed four errors. However, only one of the errors cost the Royals a run.

kansas-city-royals-logo-1586891The Royals kicked the game off with a homer of their own, a leadoff homer from Raul Mondesi (his second this spring). They tacked on another run in the 3rd inning on a Jorge Soler sac fly.

Royals starter Jason Hammel was cruising until the fifth when he allowed a one out single. He attempted to pick the runner off, but his throw got away from first baseman Ryan O’Hearn for a two-base error. Yoan Moncada followed with a two-run home run to chase Hammel from the game (4.1IP, 5H, 2R, 0BB, 5K).

Malcom Culver got out of the fifth, but allowed back-to-back homers in the sixth (the first was a two-run shot from Avisail Garcia). Kelvin Herrera fell victim to the home run ball in the seventh, as he allowed leadoff homer to Moncada. With one out, a fielding error by Whit Merrifeld at second base and a throwing error by Billy Burns in center put the runner on third base. An RBI double followed.

Mike Minor pitched a scoreless eighth, walking one.

 

On offense for the Royals, Jorge Bonifacio hit a solo homer in the eighth (his third this spring). Terrence Gore pinch-ran in the eighth and stole second base, but then was thrown out trying to steal third base.

 

*Good news coming out of Royals camp today: Salvador Perez‘ knee is fine. They are more concerned about his left elbow, which he apparently hyper-extended when colliding with Butera in the World Baseball Classic.

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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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