CHICAGO – José Abreu ran home with the winning run over wild ground from Wade Davis two-out, as the White Sox rallied for two in the ninth to claim a 4-3 victory over the Royals on Sunday in the guaranteed rate field. The victory saw the White Sox part ways from that four-game streak and raise their record to 24-15 overall.
Tim Anderson started the rally with a brace on the right, and later scored on Yoán Moncada’s single. After Abreu was hit with a pitch, Moncada was knocked home by Whit Merrifield on Yermín Mercedes’ single on the right. But with Yasmani Grandal at home, Abreu barely beat receiver Cam Gallagher’s tag on a ball that did not move away from the receiver on a call confirmed by replay.
The White Sox took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on an Adam Eaton two-run homerun against Royals starter Brady Singer. Eaton was mired in a 4-to-34 fall before connecting on a hanging slider on a 1-2 pitch, but was also improved to 11-on-27 with runners in goal position. Anderson, who extended his streak to 11, scored ahead of Eaton after recovering his seventh stolen base.
Eaton’s Circuit put Dylan Cease in line for the win after allowing an undeserved run in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three and marching three. Cease left after 88 shots after Jorge Soler narrowly missed with a left center kickoff attempt with Andrew Benintendi in second. He was replaced by Codi Heuer, who was given the green light for the Royals in the seventh.