The Chicago White Sox were able to pull out a comeback victory in the finale of a five-game series against the Kansas City Royals. Luis Robert hit his second home run of the series as he and Tim Anderson put on a show to lead the South Siders to a 7-4 win. It was a much-needed triumph to escape Kansas City on a high note going into New York.
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Robert opened the scoring in the third for the White Sox when he singled and plated Tim Anderson to make the score 3-1. Anderson is hitting at a torrid pace. The shortstop collected two hits, drove in two runs, and swiped two bags. It was his 10th multi-hit game in his last 18 contests. His two-run bases-loaded single in the fourth kept pace with the Royals and brought the Sox within one. The Sox were 1-20 with the bases loaded on the season before Anderson’s knock.
Robert struck again in the sixth when he plated Josh Harrison after back-to-back singles from Harrison and Anderson.
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In the seventh inning, base hits from AJ Pollock and Andrew Vaughn put runners on the corners. Tony La Russa deployed Adam Engel to pinch hit for Reese McGuire. Engel delivered the go-ahead run with a base hit to center to give the Pale Hose their first lead in the game.
Luis Robert capped off the scoring with a vulgar display of power in the eighth. Moncada singled with one out and Robert took Royals reliever Dylan Coleman’s 0-2 offering 415 feet to left-center field. The bomb put the White Sox up 7-4.
The Vibes Were There
White Sox starter Vince Velasquez (Vinny Vibes) did enough to keep Chicago in the game. He allowed runs in the first three innings but gutted out scoreless frames in the fourth and fifth. He gave the Sox five innings of four-run ball, allowing six hits and one walk with three strikeouts.
Four Sox relievers, Bennett Sousa, Joe Kelly, Kendall Graveman, and Liam Hendriks, blanked the Royals for the final 12 outs.
The Chicago White Sox are now 2-21 on the year with the bases loaded after Tim Anderson’s fourth-inning two-run single.
This contest marked the first four-RBI game of Luis Robert’s career.
The Sox recorded five walks after totaling just one in their previous two games.
What’s On Tap Next?
The South Siders will head to New York for the final three games of this eight-game road trip. The White Sox will send Dallas Keuchel, who had a strong outing against the Yankees in Chicago, to the hill. Nestor Cortes will start for the Bronx Bombers. First pitch is at 6:05 PM CT and you can catch all the action on NBC Sports Chicago.
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