The Chicago White Sox have once again put themselves in first place. They defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in 10 innings of play after a walk-off home run from Luis Robert.
25-year-old Dane Dunning, who was called up before today’s game, made it through five innings of no-hit baseball in just his second Major League start. Dunning was absolutely electric and kept the Royals offense at bay. Dunning struck out seven batters and walked only one batter in his time on the mound.
The Kansas City Roylas trotted out Kris Bubic for his seventh start this season. He struck out eight batters and let up two earned-runs.
Down for the majority of the game the Royals struck in the eight inning when White Sox reliever Steve Cishek let up a solo home-run to Whit Merrifield.
The score was tied 2-2 entering the ninth-inning where neither team could capitalize putting a run on the board.
The White Sox caught a huge break in the top of the 10th inning when Albderto Mondesi got caught attempting to steal third base. Alex Colome ended up getting out of the inning.
To start the bottom of the 10th inning, newly aquired outfielder Jarrod Dyson started on second-base. The Royal then intentionally walked Abreu bringing up James McCann who was struck out by Tyler Zuber. The next batter Zuber would face would be Luis Robert. Zuber threw a first pitch slider and Louis Robert took advantage and hit it out into left-field for the walk-off win.
Side Note: White Sox Second Baseman Nick Madrigal had three hits in today’s game and also drove in his third run of the season.
The Chicago White Sox are now off to Minnesota to play the Twins. The Twins have lost three in a row, all coming at the hands of the Detroit Tigers. With the Twins getting swept by the Tigers this weekend, it’s the perfect time for the White Sox to strike.
Tomorrow’s starting pitcher for the White Sox will be Lucas Giolito who is coming off his first career no-hitter against the Pirates in his last start.