White Sox Win Close One 4-3 Over Royals in 12

Jose Quintana limited batters to four hits over seven innings and Conor Gillaspie went 2-5 with one home run as Chicago took care of Kansas City, 4-3 in 12 innings. The White Sox pitching staff struckout a combined 13 batters in the win. Kansas City finished with a .162 batting average and a .193 wOBA.

The Royals got on the board first in the bottom of the fifth when Emilio Bonifacio drove in Billy Butler with a single off starter Quintana. The next hitter Justin Maxwell produced a run on a sacrifice fly. The offensive barrage was complete after Mike Moustakas came in to score after a sacrifice fly to push the score to 3-0. Tied 3-3 in the top of the 12th, the White Sox took the lead for good when Gillaspie hit a solo homer off Luke Hochevar.

Quintana (7-4) picked up a no-decision after he allowed three runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Addison Reed picks up his 34th save after going one inning, striking out one and walking one. The loss went to Hochevar (3-2), who registered two innings and allowed one run on one hit with four strikeouts and no walks. Gillaspie had a strong game for the White Sox, going 2 for 5 with a home run, two runs, and an RBI. Alexei Ramirez also had great output, going 2 for 5 with an RBI. Bonifacio was 2 for 5 with an RBI and two stolen bases in the loss.

The White Sox earned the sweep on the road 3-0. They will face the Rangers Friday at U.S. Cellular Field at 7:10 PM CDT.


White Sox Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
A 93.6 C. Gillaspie 3B 5 2 2 1 1 0 0
B+ 88.8 A. Ramirez SS 5 2 0 0 1 0 0
C- 71.0 J. Phegley C 5 1 0 0 1 0 2
C- 70.0 A. Garcia RF 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
C- 70.0 G. Beckham 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 2
D+ 70.0 J. Danks CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 3
D+ 69.0 D. Viciedo DH 5 1 0 0 1 0 3
D+ 68.0 A. Dunn 1B 5 1 0 0 0 0 3
F 54.0 A. De Aza LF 6 0 0 0 0 0 2


Royals Offense
Grade Player P AB H R HR RBI BB SO
B+ 89.8 E. Bonifacio CF 5 2 0 0 1 0 1
B- 81.4 A. Gordon LF 4 1 0 0 0 0 2
C+ 77.0 J. Carroll 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
C 75.4 B. Butler DH 3 0 1 0 0 2 1
C 74.7 J. Maxwell RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
C 72.7 M. Moustakas 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 2
C- 71.0 C. Getz 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C- 70.0 D. Lough PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D+ 69.0 E. Hosmer 1B 5 1 0 0 0 0 2
D 66.0 A. Escobar SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
F 57.0 S. Perez C 5 0 0 0 0 0 2


White Sox Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 95.2 J. Petricka 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 0 0 5
A 94.8 M. Lindstrom 0.2 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 6
A 94.5 N. Jones 2.0 0.00 0.50 1 3 0 26
B+ 89.7 A. Reed 1.0 0.00 1.00 0 1 1 16
B+ 87.7 J. Quintana 7.0 3.86 0.71 4 7 1 104
C 75.3 D. Veal 0.1 0.00 3.00 1 1 0 7
C 74.5 D. Purcey 0.1 0.00 3.00 0 0 1 9


Royals Pitching
Grade Player IP ERA WHIP HA SO BB PC
A 95.9 K. Herrera 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 2 0 9
A 95.1 G. Holland 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 14
A 95.1 A. Crow 1.0 0.00 0.00 0 1 0 7
B 83.7 J. Shields 7.0 3.86 1.29 9 8 0 110
B 83.4 L. Hochevar 2.0 4.50 0.50 1 4 0 27