MLB Game Recap - Kansas City at Chicago Sox
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NYY
11
DET
12
F
ATL
5
PHI
6
F
LAD
7
BAL
3
F
BOS
3
TOR
4
F
MIL
4
MIA
3
F
ARI
2
NYM
3
F
WAS
0
MIN
5
F
TB
5
TEX
3
F(11)
OAK
21
HOU
7
F
KC
3
CHW
7
F
STL
1
COL
2
F
PIT
4
SF
5
F
CLE
8
LAA
0
F
CHC
8
SD
9
F(10)
CIN
3
SEA
4
F

September 10, 2019 8:10 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Kansas City (53-92)

1

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

8

2

Chicago Sox (64-80)

4

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

x

7

9

0

W: Nova (10-12)

L: Junis (9-13)

KC - HR: Mondesi (8) , Gordon (13) , OHearn (12)

CHW - HR: Jimenez (25) , Moncada (23) , Engel (3)

Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Two young sluggers who are considered pillars in the Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan came through with impressive drives on the same night.

Eloy Jimenez hit his first career grand slam, Yoan Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Adam Engel added a solo shot for as the White Sox won their second straight, but just their fourth in 14 games.

The White Sox expect Jimenez and Moncada to play prominent long-term roles as the team reshapes itself into a contender after a lengthy drought. Jimenez thinks their power show could continue for years.

"It was really cool," Jimenez said. "I hear it was the first game Moncada and me hit home runs in the same game. That is the first of many to come and it feels really good."

White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing spoke after the game in place of manager Rick Renteria, who left early from his first contest back after undergoing shoulder surgery last Friday.

"It's nice that they're going to be in the lineup hopefully for the next 10 years," McEwing said.

Jimenez drove a 1-1 pitch from Jakob Junis to the opposite field and into the right-field visitors' bullpen in the first inning for his 25th home run and a 4-1 Chicago lead.

"Threw a sinker down and in that was a pretty good pitch and he just sliced it opposite way for a homer," Junis said.

Moncada's 23rd homer, off Kevin McCarthy in the seventh, landed high in the batter's eye and was measured at 452 feet.

"He put that one almost in the scoreboard," Jimenez said.

Adalberto Mondesi, Alex Gordon and Ryan O'Hearn went deep for the Royals on a warm night when the ball carried well and every run was scored on a homer.

Ivan Nova (10-12) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings to snap his three-game losing streak. The right-hander yielded six hits, including the Royals' three solo shots, while walking none and striking out five.

"That's the game," Nova said. "You hit me, my team is going to hit you."

Junis (9-13) permitted five runs in five-plus innings in losing for the third time in four decisions.

Mondesi homered in the top of the first to put Kansas City ahead.

The White Sox loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning when Moncada's hot comebacker glanced off the heel of Junis' glove for an infield single. Jimenez followed with his slam.

Gordon and O'Hearn went deep back-to-back to start the second. O'Hearn's blast bounced high off the center-field batter's eye.

Engel homered on the first pitch in the bottom half.

SOUTH SIDE CROWN?

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson entered the game with an AL-leading .334 batting average, but went 0 for 4 to drop to .331. Other numbers are at play as the 26-year-old seeks to become the third batting champion in White Sox history, following Hall of Famers Frank Thomas (1997) and Luke Appling (1936 and 1943).

Anderson has only 435 at-bats because he missed five weeks with a right ankle sprain. To qualify for the batting title, a hitter needs 502 at-bats. Chicago has 18 games remaining.

Manager Rick Renteria said he'll try to get Anderson the at-bats he needs, but not at the expense of his "physical well-being."

"Obviously you know that something is at stake for him as well and you try to balance it as best you can," Renteria said.

FIRST LOOK

First baseman Andrew Vaughn, drafted No. 3 overall and signed by the White Sox out of Cal-Berkeley in June, made his first trip to Guaranteed Rate Field and met with players and coaches. Rated by Baseball America as the top hitter in the 2019 draft, Vaughn played for two Class A teams this season.

RUFF NUMBERS

In addition to 15,196 human fans, 1,236 canines attended on Dog Night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RHP Jake Newberry (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day IL. He last pitched on Aug. 19.

White Sox: Renteria was back in the dugout - with his right arm in a sling - after undergoing right rotator cuff surgery on Friday and missing Chicago's weekend series against the Angels. Renteria attributed the injury mostly to "wear and tear," but said one throw earlier this year worsened his shoulder to a point where he needed surgery.

UP NEXT

Royals RHP Glenn Sparkman (3-11, 5.97 ERA) faces White Sox RHP Reynaldo Lopez (9-12, 5.17) on Wednesday night. Lopez threw an 11-strikeout one-hitter at Cleveland last Thursday.

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Pitchers of Record

Kansas City IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
J. Junis (L, 9-13) 5 6 5 3 7 9.00 1.800
Chicago Sox IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
I. Nova (W, 10-12) 5.2 6 3 0 5 4.76 1.059

Batting Leaders

Kansas City AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
R. OHearn 2 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 2.8
A. Gordon 4 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 2.5
Chicago Sox AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
Y. Moncada 4 3 2 1 2 0 6 0 4.5
A. Engel 4 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 2.5

Team Comparison

KC CHW
At Bats 34 33
Hits 8 9
Batting Average .235 .273
On Base Percentage .278 .351
Slugging Percentage 0.529 0.606
Doubles 1 2
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 3 3
Total Bases 18 20
Walks 2 4
Strikeouts 7 11
Stolen Bases 0 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 6 7
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 0/3 3/10
Double Plays Fielded 0 3
Errors 2 0

2019 Regular Season - CHW Leads Series 9-8

Date Result Winner Loser
Thu Mar 28 CHW 3 @ KC 5 B. Keller C. Rodon
Sat Mar 30 CHW 6 @ KC 8 J. Junis R. Lopez
Sun Mar 31 CHW 6 @ KC 3 L. Giolito J. Lopez
Mon Apr 15 KC 4 @ CHW 5 M. Banuelos B. Boxberger
Tue Apr 16 KC 1 @ CHW 5 R. Lopez J. Lopez
Wed Apr 17 KC 4 @ CHW 3 W. Peralta N. Jones
Mon May 27 KC 1 @ CHW 2 A. Colome J. Diekman
Tue May 28 KC 3 @ CHW 4 L. Giolito B. Keller
Wed May 29 KC 7 @ CHW 8 K. Herrera I. Kennedy
Fri Jun 7 CHW 4 @ KC 6 B. Boxberger J. Fry
Sat Jun 8 CHW 2 @ KC 0 L. Giolito B. Keller
Sun Jun 9 CHW 5 @ KC 2 R. Lopez G. Sparkman
Mon Jul 15 CHW 2 @ KC 5 J. Junis L. Giolito
Tue Jul 16 CHW 0 @ KC 11 G. Sparkman D. Cease
Wed Jul 17 CHW 5 @ KC 7 D. Duffy I. Nova
Thu Jul 18 CHW 5 @ KC 6 B. Keller R. Detwiler
Tue Sep 10 KC 3 @ CHW 7 I. Nova J. Junis

Game Information

Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 15,196
Game Time: 3:02
Weather: 83F, Partly Cloudy
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?