Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals game suspended


The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals were tied at 2-2 to begin the ninth inning when the rain overtook U.S. Cellular Field, leaving the field unplayable.

With the Royals set to bat in the top of the ninth when play resumes, the game is scheduled to start back up on Saturday at 1:10 p.m CT, and once that is completed, the White Sox and Royals will play their regularly scheduled game, the third game of a four-game series.

KC won the first game of the series on Thursday night by a 3-2 score in 13 innings.

One plus on Friday for the White Sox was the pitching of Jose Quintana who pitched seven strong innings. He allowed just two earned runs on seven hits and one walk. Quintana struck out five and saw he ERA lowered to 6.55 (he entered the game with a 9-plus ERA).

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Zach Putnam pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the White Sox in the eighth, including one strikeout.

Chicago scored one run in the fourth and one in the seventh, the inning were they tied the game.

Their first run was scored in the bottom of the fifth with Tyler Flowers grounding out to second base, allowing Alexei Ramirez to score from third base. Ramirez initially reached the bases on an error by the Royals.

The bottom of the seventh saw Melky Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly to right field scoring Adam Eaton from third. Eaton led off the inning with his first triple of the season.

For KC, they scored their runs in the top of the third and the top of the fifth.

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