MLB Game Recap - Chicago Sox at Kansas City
Sun Sep 6, 2020 2:05 PM EDT

NYY
1
BAL
5
F
MIA
4
TB
5
F(10)
PHI
1
NYM
14
F
WSH
3
ATL
10
F
MIL
1
CLE
4
F
CIN
2
PIT
3
F
TOR
10
BOS
8
F
CHW
8
KC
2
F
DET
10
MIN
8
F
ARI
2
SF
4
F
TEX
3
SEA
4
F
SD
5
OAK
3
F
HOU
5
LAA
9
F
STL
7
CHC
3
F
COL
7
LAD
6
F

September 6, 2020 2:05 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Chicago Sox (26-15)

0

0

1

0

0

1

3

3

0

8

13

2

Kansas City (14-27)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

2

8

0

W: Keuchel (6-2)

L: Harvey (0-3)

CHW - HR: Encarnacion (8)

KC - HR: Olivares (2)

EncarnaciĆ³n homers, White Sox finish 4-game sweep of Royals
Sun Sep 6, 2020 6:33 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Dallas Keuchel threw five scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Keuchel (6-2) left the game with lower back stiffness after throwing a few warmup pitches before the sixth inning. He threw 49 pitches, allowed two hits and struck out two.

"He irritated it a little bit," White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. "It didn't make sense to keep him going. So we had to make the move there. Right now he's day to day. He's been managing it the whole season."

The AL Central-leading White Sox went ahead 5-0 in the seventh inning against reliever Josh Staumont. Encarnacion hit a 448-foot blast into the second deck of the fountains beyond the wall in left-center to score Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu, who had singled to extend his hitting streak to 20 games.

"He continues to chip away and that's what he does," Renteria said of Encarnacion. "He got a pitch he could handle and put it in the water. He's a professional. I don't have to worry about Edwin. He's going to continue to do what he does."

Royals starter Matt Harvey (0-3) was yanked after throwing 40 pitches. He went 2 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run.

"I thought Matt did what we needed him to do," Royals manager Mike Matheny said.

Tim Anderson had three hits for the White Sox.

Yolmer Sanchez, making his second start of the season, led off the third inning with a double to left-center and scored on a single by Grandal.

"It feels really good. When you have the opportunity when the guys need a day off, you have to do your best," Sanchez said. "I don't try to do too much. I think I had a really good plan today in the box."

With two outs in the sixth, Luis Robert walked and stole second, and Nomar Mazara doubled to the gap in left-center to put the White Sox ahead 2-0.

Edward Olivares hit his first home run as a Royal, a two-run blast into the left-field bullpen off Steve Cishek that got Kansas City within 5-2 in the seventh.

"Go out there and compete and that's my mindset," Olivares said.

Grandal, Encarnacion and Abreu drove in runs in the eighth for Chicago.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RHP Carlos Hernandez left the game with a stomach contusion after he was struck by Danny Mendick's line drive.

UP NEXT

White Sox: After a day off Monday, Chicago begins a two-game series at Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Royals: Begin a four-game series at Cleveland on Monday. RHP Brad Keller (3-1, 1.93 ERA) will face RHP Zach Plesac (2-1, 1.33), who allowed one run in six innings against the Royals in his last start.

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Pitchers of Record

Chicago Sox IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
D. Keuchel (W, 6-2) 5 2 0 0 2 0.00 0.400
Kansas City IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
M. Harvey (L, 0-3) 2.1 4 1 0 2 3.86 1.714

Batting Leaders

Chicago Sox AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
Y. Sanchez 3 2 2 0 0 2 4 0 2.7
E. Encarnacion 5 2 1 1 4 0 5 0 2.0
Kansas City AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
B. Starling 4 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.0
A. Mondesi 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.5

Team Comparison

CHW KC
At Bats 39 34
Hits 13 8
Batting Average .333 .235
On Base Percentage .435 .235
Slugging Percentage 0.538 0.353
Doubles 5 1
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 1 1
Total Bases 21 12
Walks 6 0
Strikeouts 8 10
Stolen Bases 3 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 11 6
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 6/17 0/7
Double Plays Fielded 3 3
Errors 2 0

2020 Regular Season - CHW Leads Series 9-1

Date Result Winner Loser
Fri Jul 31 CHW 3 @ KC 2 D. Keuchel K. Bubic
Sat Aug 1 CHW 11 @ KC 5 M. Foster R. Bolanos
Sun Aug 2 CHW 9 @ KC 2 D. Cease S. Barlow
Fri Aug 28 KC 5 @ CHW 6 A. Colome I. Kennedy
Sat Aug 29 KC 9 @ CHW 6 J. Newberry Z. Burdi
Sun Aug 30 KC 2 @ CHW 5 M. Foster T. Zuber
Thu Sep 3 CHW 11 @ KC 6 D. Cease D. Duffy
Fri Sep 4 CHW 7 @ KC 4 C. Heuer B. Singer
Sat Sep 5 CHW 5 @ KC 3 L. Giolito K. Bubic
Sun Sep 6 CHW 8 @ KC 2 D. Keuchel M. Harvey

Game Information

Stadium: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 3:34
Weather: 90F, Clear
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?