Royals edge White Sox 3-2 in 10 innings
By: Mike Stiles - Thursday, July 29, 2021

(photo courtesy of Chicago White Sox)

Royals edge White Sox 3-2 in 10 innings
(KANSAS CITY) - Michael A. Taylor's two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning drove in Hunter Dozier from second base as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday night. The Royals had tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the ninth when Salvador Perez hit his 24th homer, a solo shot to left-center off AL saves leader Liam Hendriks. Scott Barlow (3-3), who took over in the 10th as the fifth Royals pitcher, struck out two and walked one. Ryan Burr (2-1) pitched the final inning for Chicago. Kansas City opened the 10th when Hanser Alberto's sacrifice bunt sent Andrew Benintendi to third. Dozier reached on a fielder's choice and moved to second after shortstop Tim Anderson threw home to get out Benintendi. Taylor then singled to center for his fourth career game-ending RBI. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito allowed one run on four hits in six-plus innings, walking one and striking out seven. Giolito is 5-1 all-time in Kauffman Stadium with a 2.74 ERA (19 earned runs in 62 1/3 innings). Kris Bubic allowed two runs on five hits in six-plus innings for Kansas City. He walked one and struck out three. Hendriks, who had his sixth blown save in 31 chances, retired the other three batters he faced without a strikeout. That ended his streak of at least one strikeout in 17 consecutive games, the longest by a White Sox reliever since Tommy Kahnle's club-record 26 games in 2017.

Toronto 4 – Boston 1 (7 innings – game one)
NY Yankees 3 – Tampa Bay1 (10 innings)
Houston 11 – Seattle 4
Boston 4 – Toronto 1 (7 innings – game two)

Cleveland 7 – St. Louis 3
Oakland 10 – San Diego 4
Baltimore 8 – Miami 7
Arizona 3 – Texas 2
LA Angels 8 – Colorado 7