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Game Story

Chris Sale knew he had to pitch his best Sunday with James Shields starting for the Kansas City Royals. ''Indubitably, yes,'' Sale said. You have to bear down and do it.'' Sale gave up four singles in eight scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Royals 5-1 in a pitching duel...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 8 2
KC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1

Scoring Summary

Top 7th: Chi White Sox
Alexei Ramírez singled to left center, Conor Gillaspie scored
CWS 1 - KC 0
Top 9th: Chi White Sox
Leury García stole third, Leury García scored, Dayan Viciedo to second on Salvador Pérez's fielding error
CWS 2 - KC 0
Alexei Ramírez doubled to left, Alejandro De Aza scored, Avisail García to third
CWS 3 - KC 0
Tyler Flowers singled to center, Avisail García and Alexei Ramírez scored
CWS 5 - KC 0
Bottom 9th: Kansas City
Alex Gordon singled to shallow right, Eric Hosmer scored, Jarrod Dyson to third
CWS 5 - KC 1

Pitching Details

Batting

Chi White Sox

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Adam EatonCF 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .269
Marcus Semien2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .143
José Abreu1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
Adam DunnDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .200
Leury GarcíaPR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .375
Dayan ViciedoLF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333
Alejandro De AzaPR-LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211
Conor Gillaspie3B 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .429
Avisail GarcíaRF 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .150
Alexei RamírezSS 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .455
Tyler FlowersC 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 .500
Totals 34 5 8 4 0 2 7 1 12
Batting
2B - C Gillaspie 2 (3, J Shields 2); A Ramirez (2, F Bueno)
RBI - A Ramirez 2 (4), T Flowers 2 (2)
2-out RBI - A Ramirez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - T Flowers 1
Team LOB - 6
Running
SB - L Garcia (2, 3rd base off T Collins/S Perez)
CS - A Eaton (1, 2nd base by J Shields/S Perez)
Fielding
E - C Gillaspie (1, throw); A Ramirez (1, field)
DP - 2 (A Ramirez-M Semien-J Abreu, C Gillaspie-M Semien-J Abreu)

Kansas City

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Omar Infante2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Danny Valencia3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
Eric Hosmer1B 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .278
Billy ButlerDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 .250
Jarrod DysonPR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Alex GordonLF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .263
Salvador PérezC 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .438
Justin MaxwellRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000
Lorenzo CainCF 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333
Alcides EscobarSS 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .059
Totals 32 1 7 1 0 1 6 0 10
Batting
RBI - A Gordon (5)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Valencia 2
GIDP - O Infante, S Perez
Team LOB - 5
Running
CS - E Hosmer (1, 2nd base by C Sale/T Flowers)
Fielding
E - S Perez (1, field)

Pitching

Chi White Sox

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Sale(W, 2-0) 8.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 0.72 1.76
Matt Lindstrom 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.33 9.00

Kansas City

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
James Shields(L, 0-1) 7.0 5 1 1 0 6 0 0.83 2.70
Kelvin Herrera 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.43 0.00
Tim Collins 0.1 1 3 3 2 0 0 6.00 36.00
Francisley Bueno 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 9.00
Pitching
HBP - J Abreu (by J Shields); A Garcia (by J Shields)
Pitches-strikes - C Sale 111-75; M Lindstrom 20-13; J Shields 102-65; K Herrera 18-13; T Collins 15-5; F Bueno 11-7
Ground balls-fly balls - C Sale 12-6; M Lindstrom 3-0; J Shields 13-3; K Herrera 1-1; T Collins 1-0; F Bueno 3-1
Batters faced - C Sale 28; M Lindstrom 5; J Shields 27; K Herrera 3; T Collins 4; F Bueno 4
Game Details
Game Time: 2:49.
Umpires: HP--Greg Gibson. 1B--Paul Schrieber. 2B--Will Little. 3B--Ted Barrett.
Weather: 62 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to Center.
Attendance: 29,760.