So what is there to say anymore? The White Sox had a good case to leave Kansas City this weekend with a sweep after getting out to a big lead early Friday and Saturday then taking a lead later in the game today. Baseball then was baseball, and it baseball'd.
The Royals opened up the game early with two runs off the dominant Chris Sale. They may have had more if not for a nice play in centerfield by Austin Jackson. The White Sox got on the board in the 2nd before both teams stood still for several innings.
In the 5th Avisail Garcia walked, Tyler Saladino doubled, Adam Eaton grounded out for a run, and then Austin Jackson singled to put the White Sox ahead 3-2. Jackson would come up again in the 7th with the bases loaded facing Luke Hochevar and would line out to right field (thanks to a nice play by Paulo Orlando) to tack on an additional run. Unfortunately for the White Sox they would have needed several more runs to win.
Here is how the 8th inning went (with the Royals win expectancy)
Whit Merrifield fouled out to first 11.6%
Lorenzo Cain homered 23.7%
Eric Hosmer doubled to left 35.7%
Kendrys Morales walked 40.1%
Paulo Orlando singled to right. Eric Hosmer advanced to 3B. Kendrys Morales advanced to 2B 55.2%
Brett Eibner walked. Eric Hosmer scored. Jarrod Dyson advanced to 3B. Paulo Orlando advanced to 2B.77.5%
Cheslor Cuthbert singled to second (Grounder). Jarrod Dyson scored. Paulo Orlando out at home. Brett Eibner advanced to 2B. Cheslor Cuthbert 86.5 %
Drew Butera walked. Brett Eibner advanced to 3B. Cheslor Cuthbert advanced to 2B 87.9%
Alcides Escobar flied out to center 84%
Need that visually?
Wade Davis would come in, shut down the White Sox, yadda yadda yadda, and the Royals would sweep Chicago. Again...what more is there to say?
The Royals will open up a three game series against Tampa Bay tomorrow on the holiday before traveling to Cleveland, Baltimore, and then back to Chicago against the White Sox.