White Sox power past Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Davidson hit two of Chicago’s five home runs, leading the White Sox to a 6-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.
Davidson, who drove in three runs, has seven home runs this season — five against the Royals. He hit three out in the season opener March 29. In this game, he homered in the fourth and then hit a two-run shot in the sixth that wemt 450 feet to left-center.
Yoan Moncada homered to open the first inning for Chicago for the second straight night, and Yolmer Sanchez and Trayce Thompson also went deep against Jakob Junis (3-2), who became the third pitcher in franchise history to allow five homers in a game. The others were Chris Young, May 9, 2016 at the New York Yankees, and Sean O’Sullivan, May, 28, 2011 at Texas.
Junis gave up six runs and six hits with two walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Lucas Giolito (1-3) earned his first victory, allowing two runs and five hits over 5 2/3 innings. His only hiccup was a Jorge Soler home run with Mike Moustakas aboard in the fourth.
The Royals loaded the bases with one out in the eighth and managed to score a run on Alcides Escobar’s two-out single. Joakim Soria worked a scoreless ninth for his third save in four chances.
The White Sox picked up just their second victory in 11 games. The Royals dropped to a Major League worst 1-10 at home.