Robertson blows another save, White Sox lose in 14
Aug 11 2016 by Johnny Bowman
Cain delivered a two-out, RBI single in the 14th inning as the Kansas City Royals edged by the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday night.
After Edinson Volquez retired the first two hitters in the fifth, the White Sox used five straight singles to score three runs and lead 4-3.
Paulo Orlando, batting leadoff for the first time this season, started the first with a double and scored on Cheslor Cuthbert's single.
Colon raced home, ending the Royals' longest game of the year. Now I'm good. I feel better today than the first day. That included no. 5 starter Dillon Gee, who pitched scoreless 13th and 14th innings to earn the win (4-5).
Royals: LHP Mike Minor (recovering from 2015 labrum surgery) threw 4 1/3 innings Sunday on a rehab start for Triple-A Omaha, allowing three hits and one run against Colorado Springs.
Dan Jennings notched his first save.
Kris Bryant hit his 28th home run, John Lackey outpitched friend and former teammate Jered Weaver, and the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 Tuesday night in Chicago for their eighth straight victory. On his first pitch, a 97 miles per hour two-seamer, Jones surrendered a game-tying RBI double to Cheslor Cuthbert, securing Quintana's third no-decision in his last four starts.
The Royals have scored a total of nine runs while Kennedy was on the mound in his past eight starts.
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The 26-year-old Coats is 2-for-22 (.091) in limited playing time for the White Sox in two stints this season, which included his Major League Baseball debut on June 4. His latest homer came on the first pitch from Herrera (1-4) after a single by Jose Abreu and a double by Morneau. The White Sox won for the first time in Kansas City in four tries this season despite their fourth blown save. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 119 hits, Alcides Escobar has 30 RBI and Salvador Perez has 16 home runs.
Dashed hope: In the 11th inning, the White Sox offense finally got going. It was the third time that Volquez has allowed at least eight runs in a game this season, tying him with James Shields for most such instances in the majors.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. In the ninth, pinch-runner Carlos Sanchez tried to take second on Tyler Saladino's fly out to deep right-center, but Orlando threw him out.
White Sox pitching Don Cooper was ejected by plate umpire Pat Hoberg five pitches into the bottom of the first inning for arguing balls and strikes.
White Sox: INF Brett Lawrie (strained left hamstring) has resumed swinging a bat.
"Arm-wise and velocity-wise he's where he was, just not quite as sharp", Ventura said. "It's another step in the right direction for him, but, we don't know exactly how that's going to go".
White Sox: RHP Miguel Gonzalez is 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA in two starts this season against the Royals. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he's 8-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season.