Chicago White Sox swept by Royals; lose 6-3 Sunday


Jun 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton (1) is forced out by Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) during the third inning at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Royals made the Chicago White Sox look like they have problems playing baseball this weekend, as the home team White Sox were swept at US Cellular Field, including a loss on Sunday by a 6-3 score.

Kansas City scored all of their runs through the first four innings on this Father’s Day Sunday with two-runs in the first, three in the third and one final run in the fourth.

The White Sox could only answer with one run in the first and two in the fourth.

That type of production just won’t cut it anymore as the White Sox sit in last place in the AL Central, even if the White Sox out-hit the Royals, 12-8.

The loss is the fourth straight by the White Sox.

Andre Rienzo, again, didn’t get the job done, allowing six earned runs on six hits and four walks in six innings. He struck out three and allowed two home runs.

The bullpen pitched well allowing no earned runs and just two hits in the final three innings.

Again, the starters and bullpen weren’t on the same page.

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Rienzo’s opposition James Shields also pitched six innings, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits and one walk. He struck out three in the win, with Shields moving to 8-3 on the season.

Adam Eaton began to break out of a slump by going 3-for-4 with one run and one walk. All but one White Sox batter had at least a hit. Jose Abreu finished 2-for-4 with one walk.

This entire weekend was tough to watch by not only losing 6-3 on Sunday, but they lost 9-1 on Saturday and 7-2 on Friday. For the weekend, the White Sox were outscored, 22-6.

One final note on Sunday’s loss: The White Sox were 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position, stranding a total of 13 base runners.

That can sum up the scoring for the entire weekend. The starting pitching of Chicago allowed a total of 14 earned runs in the three games against the Royals on a second final note.

The White Sox have Monday off before hosting the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday and Wednesday.