Jimenez helps White Sox beat Royals 5-3
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Jimenez helps White Sox beat Royals 5-3
(KANSAS CITY) – Eloy Jimenez logged his first big hit of the season, launching a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning that sent the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Tuesday night. LINKC. The 24 year old slugger, who was the 2019 AL Rookie of the Year and then kept up his power surge during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, tore a pectoral muscle in spring training. He hadn't played in the majors until going 0 for 4 Monday night. But Jiménez quickly made up for lost time in his second game. After hitting a single in his first at-bat, he came up in the eighth after a two-out intentional walk to Jose Abreu with Chicago trailing 3-2. Jiménez connected for a 459 foot drive to left-center off Kyle Zimmer (4-1) to cap a four-run rally. Yoán Moncada had an RBI grounder in the eighth for Chicago. White Sox starter Dylan Cease had a quality start, giving up two earned runs and six hits in the second inning while walking one and striking out six. Reynaldo Lopez (1-0) picked up the win in relief. Liam Hendriks earned his 25th save. Gavin Sheets hit solo homer in the fourth, giving the White Sox rookie six home runs in 63 major league at-bats. The White Sox increased their AL Central lead to 9 1/2 games. They've been winning all season despite a lack of power. Going into Tuesday's game, the were next-to-last in the AL with 106 homers, three more than the Royals.

NY Yankees 4 – Tampa Bay 3
Toronto at Boston – postponed
Houston 8 – Seattle 6

Miami 7 – Baltimore 3
St. Louis 4 – Cleveland 2
Texas 5 – Arizona 4
Colorado 12 – LA Angels 3
San Diego 7 – Oakland 4

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