Royals use 8-run inning to cruise by White Sox

Might 8, 2023; Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, USA; Kansas Metropolis Royals catcher Salvador Perez (13) hits a one run sacrifice fly towards the Chicago White Sox within the first inning at Kauffman Stadium.
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MJ Melendez homered and drove in 4 runs because the Kansas Metropolis Royals got here from behind to beat the visiting Chicago White Sox 12-5 on Monday evening within the opener of a four-game collection

The Royals have been buoyed by an eight-run sixth, breaking a 4-4 tie by sending 12 batters to the plate. Kansas Metropolis loaded the bases with no outs, chasing White Sox starter Dylan Stop (2-2) from the sport

Michael Massey greeted reliever Aaron Bummer with an RBI single to left, and Jackie Bradley Jr. adopted with a two-run double to make it 7-4.

Massey and Bradley scored on Melendez’s single as Kansas Metropolis broke the sport open. Nick Pratto added a bases-clearing double to cap the Royals‘ greatest inning of the 12 months

Stop went five-plus innings, permitting seven runs on 9 hits whereas strolling one and placing out six. He’s winless since beating the Minnesota Twins on April 10, posting an 8.25 ERA in 5 begins since then.

Andrew Vaughn delivered a two-run double within the third and Gavin Sheets hit a solo homer within the sixth to forge a 4-4 tie, one out earlier than Zack Greinke was knocked from the sport. Greinke allowed 4 runs (three earned) on six hits and a stroll, placing out two.

The Royals obtained an early run as leadoff hitter Bobby Witt Jr. singled, stole second and later scored on Salvador Perez’s sacrifice fly

Melendez’s fourth homer of the season, a two-run blast, tied the sport at 3-3 within the fourth.

Bradley doubled main off the fifth and scored on Vinnie Pasquantino’s one-out double. Bradley collected three hits on the evening, whereas 4 different Royals contributed two to the 14-hit assault

Jose Cuas (2-0), recalled from Triple-A Omaha earlier than the sport, earned the win by getting the ultimate out of the sixth.

Kansas Metropolis reliever Amir Garrett fell sick on the mound and left the sport after placing out Elvis Andrus to start out the seventh.

— Area Stage Media

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