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Power and Pitching Carry White Sox to Victory Over Royals

Timely power from Jose Abreu and great pitching by Lance Lynn helped the White Sox take the series at home against the Royals.
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Jose Abreu provided the power and Lance Lynn provided the pitching in the Chicago White Sox's 4-1 over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday. Chicago's bullpen pitched a clean three innings of relief to help the South Siders take two of three in the series. The South Siders, winners of consecutive home series, are now two games above .500 for the first time since April 20.

The White Sox got on the board early when three consecutive singles in the first inning plated a run. The two-out RBI single by Yoan Moncada scored Andrew Vaughn and put the Sox ahead 1-0.

In the third inning, the White Sox produced another string of singles by Tim Anderson and Eloy Jimenez. This time, Jose Abreu capped off the rally with a three-run homer to right field. That blast put the Sox ahead 4-1 and proved to be the difference in the game.

The White Sox tagged Royals' starter Brady Singer for all four runs and produced 11 hits. The Pale Hose could have added on further but failed to take advantage of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the fifth. Moncada struck out and AJ Pollock grounded into a double-play to end the threat.

The Old Lance

Lance Lynn is starting to resemble the 2021 version of himself. He held the Royals scoreless and hitless while fanning four through the first two innings. The game was then delayed by rain for 65 minutes.

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However, the big righty did not appear to be impacted by the downtime. He finished his outing strong, totaling six innings of one-run ball with, four hits, no walks, and eight punchouts.

The combination of Jake Diekman, Kendall Graveman, and Liam Hendriks allowed no hits and issued just one walk while fanning six to end the game.


Luis Robert will return Thursday in Texas. He will serve as the DH in the series opener against the Rangers.

Gavin Sheets was a late scratch from the lineup with a bruised ankle.

What’s On Tap Next?

Johnny Cueto will take the mound for the Chicago White Sox to open the four-game series in Arlington. Cole Ragans will make his MLB debut for the Texas Rangers. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Chicago beginning at 7:05 PM CT and Sox On Tap will have the postgame show.