Former White Sox Jason Frasor gains Game 3 ALCS win


Oct 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals relief pitcher

Jason Frasor

throws a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning in game three of the 2014 ALCS playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Former Chicago White Sox reliever, Jason Frasor, pitched one inning of relief for the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday and eventually earned the Game 3 ALCS win.

The win came as the Royals defeated the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, taking a 3-0 lead on the O’s in the ALCS, and are now one win away from the World Series.

Frasor pitched the sixth inning for the Royals, where he allowed no runs, walks or hits, but he didn’t have any strikeouts either.

In his relief appearance, Frasor threw just 11 pitches, eight for strikes. Frasor replaced starter Jeremy Guthrie.

The sixth inning saw Adam Jones leadoff the inning with a pop up to third base (well Mike Moustakas dove into the Royals’ dugout for the catch and out), followed with Frasor forcing Nelson Cruz to fly out to right field and Steve Pearce to fly out to centerfield to end the perfect inning.

Kansas City in the win, scored one run in the fourth and the game-winning run in the sixth. Baltimore’s run came in the top of the second inning.

Frasor pitched part of the ’11 season for the White Sox. During his short tenure in Chicago, he was 1-2 with a 5.09 ERA (17.2 innings pitched in 20 appearances).

In ’14, Frasor pitched 23 games for the Royals (he also pitched with the Texas Rangers). In his 23 games in Kansas City, he had a 1.53 ERA in 17.2 innings.

Another former White Sox, Alejandro De Aza was in this game as well with the O’s. He finished 0-for-4 at the plate, leaving one batter on the bases.

De Aza popped out to first base, ground out to first base, ground out to second base and finished the night with another ground out to first base.

Game 4 of the ALCS will be on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on TBS.