If there was ever a game that ended with a strange, unexpected result, it was this game.
Since joining the Royals, Jeremy Guthrie had a 0.40 ERA against the White Sox. But on Friday night, all bets were off as the offense came alive early and often.
The first inning went as follows …
- Alejandro De Aza walk
- Alexei Ramirez double
- Adam Dunn walk
- Paul Konerko RBI walk
- Conor Gillaspie RBI sac fly
And just like that, they were up 2-0 and were far from done. In the third inning, after an Alex Rios RBI-double and an Adam Dunn RBI-single, Dayan Viciedo launched a three-run home run to put the good guys up 7-0.
The last runs of the night came off of an Alejando De Aza two-run home run, his tenth of the year. It was nice to see guys that'll be on the trade block like Paulie, Alejandro, Alexei, and Alex all perform well at once.
But the other story line of the game was Hector Santiago's strong performance.
'Screwgie' threw eight dominant innings, lowering his ERA on the season to a superb 3.03. He only let up three hits and one walk, and the only real blemish on the evening was Eric Hosmer's solo home run in the sixth inning.