Saturday, March 8, 2014

Royals and ChiSox Split

GAME ONE – Amos Otis and Clint Hurdle hit 2-run homers in the 8th and 9th, respectively to power Kansas City to a 6-3 win over the White Sox in the opener of a 4-game set. Paul Splittorff (5-1) pitched 8 2/3 for the win. Al Hrabosky (8) recorded the 27th out.

GAME TWO – Ken Kravec (5-2) was nearly un-hittable in a complete game 3-0 shutout for the White Sox. U.L. Washington’s sharp single between first and second was the only blemish. Kravec fanned 7. Claudell Washington’s 2-run single in the 8th was the biblow offensively for the Pale Hose.   

GAME THREE – Chet Lemon plated Washington for a White Sox winner in the 9th capping a wild one, 13-12 at Comiskey. Lemon and Washington each had 4 hits to pace the ChiSox total of 23 safeties for the game. U.L. Washington’s 4 knocks led the Royals 15 hits. The Sox put a 5-spot on the board in the 3rd with Lamar Johnson and Bill Nahorodny swatting back-to-back home runs. Nahorodny would add a second dinger in the 6th. Chicago led 12-6 heading into the 9th, but the Royals tied it with 6 in the 9th without an extra base hit.


GAME FOUR – KC earns the split in the series with a 10-6 win in the finale. Eduardo Rodriguez muscled up and went the distance in his first start of the year. Everyone in the Royals lineup had at least 1 hit except Washington and George Brett. Chicago’s Johnson was the only player to leave the yard.  

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