Royals Salvage Finale With Comeback Win

Posted by willp on June 23, 2013

The Kansas City Royals scored three eighth-inning runs to take the final game of their series with the Chicago White Sox, 7-6, Sunday afternoon.

Alex Gordon’s bases-loaded walk set up Alcides Escobar at the plate. Escobar reached on an Alexi Ramirez error that scored the tying and go-ahead runs.

The game was 4-4 after five, with back-to-back leadoff home runs by George Kottaras and Jarrod Dyson, as the Royals finally got James Shields some run support. Shields still didn’t factor in the decision, lasting just five innings, with four strikeouts.

Luke Hochevar earned his first win of the year with his scoreless eighth, and Greg Holland struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 16th save.

The Royals won just one game for the second consecutive series, hoping that an Interleague visit from the Atlanta Braves will change their luck. The two-game series begins Tuesday at home with Ervin Santana facing Kris Medlen at 7:10 PM.

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