CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals dives but misses a ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 14, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Its unclear why they're even keeping track of the score anymore on Royals broadcasts because the score doesn't matter this year, its the future that counts. At the end of the season, after the Royals give everyone a nice "Participant" ribbon, these young kids will finally start preparing for the year that matters -
Personally, I do not keep track of the score anymore, but from the jubilant looks on the faces of White Sox players, I surmise they were able to score more runs than the Royals. The Royals were unable to get a base hit until the sixth inning (creating a super awkward moment for the White Sox official scorer and for a second possibly giving Joe Posnanski a reason to write another "why official scoring is stupid" column). But MITCH had yet another Major League Moment when he plated home two runs in the sixth.
Jeff Francis did his best Daryl May impression (remember him?) giving up six runs in less than four innings of work. Speaking of which, is anyone talking about Brent Lillibridge's power surge this year? The Willie Bloomquist clone hit three home runs in his first 298 MLB PAs over three seasons, with little power in AAA. This year he has ten home runs in 174 PAs. And here I naively thought steroids were out of baseball. Won't someone think of the children?