Royals win on wild pitch, beat White Sox 4-3 in 10 innings
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 12:00am
(KANSAS CITY) - A little bunt by Alcides Escobar paid off big for the Kansas City Royals. White Sox reliever Jeanmar Gomez threw away Escobar's bunt in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Royals a 4-3 win over Chicago. Brian Goodwin led off the Kansas City 10th with a sharp double. Escobar followed with a sacrifice and Gomez (0-2) made a wild toss over third baseman Yolmer Sanchez, letting the speedy Goodwin score easily. Jake Newberry (2-0) pitched a perfect top of the 10th to notch the win. Whit Merrifield homered on the first pitch from White Sox starter Lucas Giolito. Ryan O'Hearn hit a solo homer in the sixth that made it 3-3. Adam Engel and Daniel Palka each homered in the Chicago third inning against Jakob Junis. Jose Abreau, activated from the disabled list prior to the game, had three hits for the White Sox. Junis went eight innings, allowing seven hits. Giolito pitched seven innings for his fifth quality start in his last six outings.