The Chicago White Sox continue to win big games over the Kansas City Royals.
The Chicago White Sox are back in first place after a big win over the Kansas City Royals. If it feels like we keep getting excited about this team elevating themselves into first place, it is because it does keep happening. You should get used to it because this division is going to continue to change everyday. The Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians are not going to go away any time soon so the Sox need to keep the wins coming.
The Royals continue to make things difficult on the White Sox early in the ballgame but the Sox always seem to find a way in the end. Their offense explodes against them each and everytime. It was led once again by the usual suspects. Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 18 games which is a remarkable feat. His two RBIs added to his league leading total to show he truly is a premier run producer. He needs to keep it going for this team to have success because they often rally behind his greatness.
Eloy Jimenez had himself a game as well. He had three hits in the ballgame including an RBI. He was in a little bit of a slump there for a minute but hopefully, this big game helps him get back on track. The fact that these two had such good games and they don’t even make up a close amount of the whole story tells a lot about this team. They continue to dominate the Royals and it is a great sight to see.
It was probably the shakiest of Dane Dunning’s three career starts but he still pitched well enough for them to win the game. He went 4.2 innings with three earned runs. He had four strikeouts but he also allowed four walks in the game. They took him out and the bullpen only gave up one run from there which was nice to see. The pitching needs to continue getting it done for this team to have any hope down the stretch.
Tonight, a match made in heaven is set up for the White Sox. Lucas Giolito is going to be on the mound for the Sox which is always a plus. He will face Kris Bubic of the Royals. Bubic is 0-4 with a 5.46 ERA. The good news for the White Sox besides Giolito being on the mound is that they are still undefeated against left handed starters this season. This game is a matchup nightmare for the Royals so hopefully, the Sox are able to take advantage.