White Sox Score Late Runs To Beat Kansas City 5-3

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 13: Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito /

A pair of runs in the 9th inning propel White Sox to 5-3 win over Kansas City. Lucas Giolito allowed one run on four hits in 6.1 innings of work.

The Chicago White Sox used a pair of late runs to take a 5-3 win over Kansas City on Wednesday. Jose Abreu hit a sacrifice fly and Avisail Garcia added an RBI single in the ninth to give them the lead. Juan Minaya pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to lock down the Sox fourth win in their last five games. The White Sox took two of three from the Royals giving them their first road series win since June.

Lucas Giolito was solid again. He allowed one run on four hits. His only mistake came in the sixth when he gave up a solo home run to Salvador Perez. The right hander has allowed only five runs in his last four starts. He got the no decision but had another quality start and is 2-2 with a 2.56 ERA.

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The White Sox off to a quick start. Adam Engel hit a two-run double in the second to give the Sox a 2-0 lead. They then added a run in the third when Tyler Saladino hit an RBI single. When Giolito was pulled the Sox were still ahead 3-1.

Danny Farquhar would enter in the eighth inning and squander the lead however. He gave up two runs on three hits in his 2/3 innings of work. The White Sox would then score a pair of runs in their half of the ninth inning and Minaya did the rest.

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It was nice to see the White Sox pull out a victory after the Royals tied the game in the eighth. This team is out of the playoff race but they’re still playing good baseball. They are still fun to watch and they are competitive even in losses. Seeing someone like Giolito pitch well is an encouraging sign for the future. Hopefully he takes this experience and can build on it for 2018 and beyond.