Royals beat White Sox 7-6 on Merrifield's sac fly in 10th

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar keeps getting clutch hits after a sluggish start to the season.

Whit Merrifield's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Escobar to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Escobar led off the 10th with a single. He also doubled and scored in the second. He is hitting .336 in his past 35 games to raise his average from .178 to .236.

''It's exciting man, scoring the winning run, starting the inning with a base hit,'' Escobar said. ''I say, `This is the inning.' We need only one run and Whit hits the sacrifice fly.''

The Royals, who trailed 5-1 after two innings, got their third walk-off victory in five days. The White Sox have lost seven straight and 10 of 11.

''Just keep fighting, like 2015 when we'd get down four or five runs and we'd score six runs and win the game.'' Escobar said.

Alex Gordon had three hits and drove in three Royals runs, while Merrifield also had a two-run double in the fourth.

White Sox manager Rick Renteria opted to use a six-man infield and a two-man outfield with Merrifield at the plate and the bases loaded with nobody out in the 10th.

''We tried to get a little creative there at the end, see if we can get a ground ball and maybe get an out, then put us back to a normal defense, but it just didn't work out,'' Renteria said.

Neftali Feliz (1-0), the seventh Kansas City pitcher, picked up the win, throwing seven pitches in a scoreless 10th.

Tyler Clippard (1-6), who was acquired in a Tuesday trade with the New York Yankees, took the loss in his White Sox debut.

Mike Moustakas ended a 41 at-bat homerless drought with his 26th home run in the fourth.

Kelvin Herrera, the sixth Royals pitcher, worked around a ninth-inning double to Adam Engle to keep the game tied.

Anthony Swarzak then gave up a single and a walk in the bottom half, but retired Moustakas on a popup on a 3-0 pitch to end the threat.

Yoan Moncada, who is ranked the No. 1 prospect in baseball, drove in four runs in his second game with the White Sox. His grounder in the second scored Avisail Garcia with the first Chicago run.

Moncada's laser triple to left with the bases loaded in the fourth scored Jose Abreu, Garcia and Matt Davidson. It came on Ian Kennedy's 0-2 pitch and gave the White Sox a 5-1 lead.

Neither Kennedy nor White Sox starter James Shields could make it through five innings.

Kennedy, who is winless in his last 13 Kauffman Stadium starts since Aug. 20, was removed after four innings and one batter, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks.

Shields, who is 0-1 with a 9.60 ERA in three July starts, permitted six runs on 10 hits, including Moustakas' homer. Shields has allowed 23 hits, including five home runs, in 15 innings this month.

''Nobody wants to lose in this clubhouse,'' Shields said. ''We're still fighting. We're still competing. We're playing the game as hard as we possibly can right now. The games aren't going our way right now. So, we've got to just keep grinding it out.''

LATE ARRIVAL

Royals 1B Eric Hosmer was not in the lineup as manager Ned Yost said he was out of town for an undisclosed family matter. Hosmer, however, arrived during the game and struck out as a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RF Jorge Bonifacio has a bruised left foot after fouling a ball off it Thursday and did not start, but walked as a pinch hitter in the ninth. . OF Paulo Orlando (fractured left tibia) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Mike Pelfrey is 0-2 with a 6.62 ERA, with opponents batting .300 in his past four starts.

Royals: All-Star LHP Jason Vargas has a 14.09 ERA in two July starts with opponents slugging .973 off him, allowing five home runs, two triples and two doubles in 7 2/3 innings.

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CHW38-55
2301000006100
KC48-47
1032000017143
  • W: N. Feliz (2-5)L: T. Clippard (1-6)
  • HR: KC - M. Moustakas (26)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Cabrera LF40200100.288.333.429.7624.0
Y. Sanchez DH51000024.259.320.383.7030.0
J. Abreu 1B51200011.293.344.507.8512.5
A. Garcia RF42100121.313.358.505.8633.0
M. Davidson 3B42100110.243.282.494.7763.5
Y. Moncada 2B40140001.167.286.500.7867.0
T. Anderson SS40100012.243.266.365.6310.5
O. Narvaez C40110011.262.348.303.6511.5
A. Engel CF40100031.234.314.340.6550.5
A. Hanson CF00000000.218.271.300.5710.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield RF-2B50130024.288.327.467.7946.0
    R. Torres 2B20000000.250.316.308.6230.0
    a- E. Hosmer PH-1B30100011.315.372.492.8642.5
    L. Cain CF50100002.267.339.417.7561.0
    B. Moss 1B-RF41100112.206.276.407.6822.5
    S. Perez DH-C41100101.285.315.517.8324.0
    M. Moustakas 3B41111122.275.307.550.8566.0
    A. Escobar SS52200003.236.259.324.5835.0
    A. Gordon LF41330110.203.295.307.6028.5
    D. Butera C41300002.253.289.380.6694.0
    B. Burns PR00000000.167.167.167.333-1.0
    b- J. Bonifacio PH00000100.252.325.431.7571.0
    • a-struck out for Torres in the 4th
    • b-walked for Feliz in the 10th
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Cabrera (15), A. Engel (4)
    • 3B - Y. Moncada
    • RBI - Y. Moncada 4 (4), O. Narvaez (9)
    • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (3), O. Narvaez (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Merrifield (22), S. Perez (19), A. Escobar (19), A. Gordon (13)
    • HR - M. Moustakas (26)
    • SF - W. Merrifield (5)
    • RBI - W. Merrifield 3 (38), M. Moustakas (60), A. Gordon 3 (31)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • Picked Off - T. Anderson (3)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (16), E. Hosmer (4)
    • CS - B. Burns
    FIELDING
    • E - S. Alexander, L. Cain (5), W. Merrifield (6)
    • PB - D. Butera
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields4.110663315.791.63-5.5
    G. Infante0.20000004.561.560.0
    D. Jennings2.10000303.831.257.5
    A. Swarzak1.22001102.361.030.5
    T. Clippard (L, 1-6)0.12111005.151.36-9.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Kennedy4.06652404.611.191.0
    S. Alexander2.01000302.131.186.5
    M. Minor0.21000202.280.990.0
    P. Moylan0.10000004.861.290.0
    J. Soria1.00000103.381.233.5
    K. Herrera1.01001104.621.301.5
    N. Feliz (W, 2-5)1.01000005.211.349.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Clippard (6)
    • IBB - J. Shields (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 93-55, G. Infante 8-5, D. Jennings 32-20, A. Swarzak 39-22, T. Clippard 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-4, D. Jennings 4-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, G. Infante 2, D. Jennings 7, A. Swarzak 7, T. Clippard 4
    PITCHING
    • IBB - K. Herrera
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 94-56, S. Alexander 23-17, M. Minor 12-8, P. Moylan 3-1, J. Soria 16-10, K. Herrera 14-9, N. Feliz 7-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-5, S. Alexander 2-0, P. Moylan 1-0, J. Soria 1-1, K. Herrera 1-1, N. Feliz 2-0
    • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 20, S. Alexander 6, M. Minor 3, P. Moylan, J. Soria 3, K. Herrera 5, N. Feliz 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CHW38-55
    2301000006100
    KC48-47
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Cabrera LF40200100.288.333.429.7624.0
    Y. Sanchez DH51000024.259.320.383.7030.0
    J. Abreu 1B51200011.293.344.507.8512.5
    A. Garcia RF42100121.313.358.505.8633.0
    M. Davidson 3B42100110.243.282.494.7763.5
    Y. Moncada 2B40140001.167.286.500.7867.0
    T. Anderson SS40100012.243.266.365.6310.5
    O. Narvaez C40110011.262.348.303.6511.5
    A. Engel CF40100031.234.314.340.6550.5
    A. Hanson CF00000000.218.271.300.5710.0
    Total386105031111-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      W. Merrifield RF-2B50130024.288.327.467.7946.0
      R. Torres 2B20000000.250.316.308.6230.0
      a- E. Hosmer PH-1B30100011.315.372.492.8642.5
      L. Cain CF50100002.267.339.417.7561.0
      B. Moss 1B-RF41100112.206.276.407.6822.5
      S. Perez DH-C41100101.285.315.517.8324.0
      M. Moustakas 3B41111122.275.307.550.8566.0
      A. Escobar SS52200003.236.259.324.5835.0
      A. Gordon LF41330110.203.295.307.6028.5
      D. Butera C41300002.253.289.380.6694.0
      B. Burns PR00000000.167.167.167.333-1.0
      b- J. Bonifacio PH00000100.252.325.431.7571.0
      Total40714715717-----
      HITTERSAB
      W. Merrifield RF-2B5
      R. Torres 2B2
      a- E. Hosmer PH-1B3
      L. Cain CF5
      B. Moss 1B-RF4
      S. Perez DH-C4
      M. Moustakas 3B4
      A. Escobar SS5
      A. Gordon LF4
      D. Butera C4
      B. Burns PR0
      b- J. Bonifacio PH0
      Total40
      • a-struck out for Torres in the 4th
      • b-walked for Feliz in the 10th
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Cabrera (15), A. Engel (4)
      • 3B - Y. Moncada
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 4 (4), O. Narvaez (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - Y. Moncada 3 (3), O. Narvaez (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (22), S. Perez (19), A. Escobar (19), A. Gordon (13)
      • HR - M. Moustakas (26)
      • SF - W. Merrifield (5)
      • RBI - W. Merrifield 3 (38), M. Moustakas (60), A. Gordon 3 (31)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Gordon (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • Picked Off - T. Anderson (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (16), E. Hosmer (4)
      • CS - B. Burns
      FIELDING
      • E - S. Alexander, L. Cain (5), W. Merrifield (6)
      • PB - D. Butera
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields4.110663315.791.63-5.5
      G. Infante0.20000004.561.560.0
      D. Jennings2.10000303.831.257.5
      A. Swarzak1.22001102.361.030.5
      T. Clippard (L, 1-6)0.12111005.151.36-9.0
      Total9.11477571---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields4.1
      G. Infante0.2
      D. Jennings2.1
      A. Swarzak1.2
      T. Clippard (L, 1-6)0.1
      Total9.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Kennedy4.06652404.611.191.0
      S. Alexander2.01000302.131.186.5
      M. Minor0.21000202.280.990.0
      P. Moylan0.10000004.861.290.0
      J. Soria1.00000103.381.233.5
      K. Herrera1.01001104.621.301.5
      N. Feliz (W, 2-5)1.01000005.211.349.0
      Total10.010653110---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Kennedy4.0
      S. Alexander2.0
      M. Minor0.2
      P. Moylan0.1
      J. Soria1.0
      K. Herrera1.0
      N. Feliz (W, 2-5)1.0
      Total10.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Clippard (6)
      • IBB - J. Shields (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 93-55, G. Infante 8-5, D. Jennings 32-20, A. Swarzak 39-22, T. Clippard 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-4, D. Jennings 4-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 26, G. Infante 2, D. Jennings 7, A. Swarzak 7, T. Clippard 4
      PITCHING
      • IBB - K. Herrera
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Kennedy 94-56, S. Alexander 23-17, M. Minor 12-8, P. Moylan 3-1, J. Soria 16-10, K. Herrera 14-9, N. Feliz 7-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Kennedy 3-5, S. Alexander 2-0, P. Moylan 1-0, J. Soria 1-1, K. Herrera 1-1, N. Feliz 2-0
      • Batters Faced - I. Kennedy 20, S. Alexander 6, M. Minor 3, P. Moylan, J. Soria 3, K. Herrera 5, N. Feliz 3
      • 10TH INNING
        Merrifield hit sacrifice fly to left, Escobar scored67
      • 5TH INNING
        Gordon doubled to deep left, Moss and Perez scored, Moustakas to third66
        Sanchez scored on passed ball64
      • 4TH INNING
        Merrifield doubled to shallow left, Gordon and Butera scored54
        Moustakas homered to right52
      • 3RD INNING
        Moncada tripled to left center, Abreu, Garcia and Davidson scored51
      • 2ND INNING
        Gordon singled to right, Escobar scored21
        Narvaez singled to center, Davidson scored20
        Moncada grounded out to first, Garcia scored, Davidson to third10
      • 10TH INNING
        • Neftali Feliz relieved Kelvin Herrera
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu singled to center
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Abreu out at second
        • M. Davidson: Davidson grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Anthony Swarzak
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Escobar singled to shallow left
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gordon singled to left, Escobar to second
        • Jorge Bonifacio hit for Neftali Feliz
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar to third, Gordon to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • Alen Hanson in center
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Merrifield hit sacrifice fly to left, Escobar scored
      • 9TH INNING
        • Kelvin Herrera relieved Billy Burns
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to second
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Narvaez flied out to deep center
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Engel doubled to left center
        • M. Cabrera: Cabrera intentionally walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • A. Swarzak Pitching:
        • E. Hosmer: Foul, Strike swinging, Hosmer singled to center
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cain flied out to right
        • B. Moss: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moss lined out to center
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hosmer stole second, Foul, Foul, Ball, Perez walked
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Ball, Moustakas popped out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Joakim Soria relieved Peter Moylan
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Davidson flied out to right
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Moncada grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Jennings Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Gordon struck out on foul tip
        • Anthony Swarzak relieved Dan Jennings
        • D. Butera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Butera singled to left
        • Billy Burns ran for Drew Butera
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Burns caught stealing, catcher to second, Strike looking, Merrifield struck out looking
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Mike Minor relieved Scott Alexander
        • A. Engel: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Engel struck out on foul tip
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera doubled to deep left
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
        • Peter Moylan relieved Mike Minor
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Jennings Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • S. Alexander Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Anderson singled to left
        • O. Narvaez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Narvaez struck out looking
        • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Anderson out at third on Alexander fielding error
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • Dan Jennings relieved Gregory Infante
        • E. Hosmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Cain: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Cain grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Moss: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Moss struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez safe at first on center fielder Cain fielding error, Sanchez to third
        • Scott Alexander relieved Ian Kennedy
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez scored on passed ball, Abreu grounded out to third
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Davidson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • B. Moss: Moss singled to left center
        • S. Perez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez doubled to left, Moss to third
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas intentionally walked
        • A. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar fouled out to first
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Gordon doubled to deep left, Moss and Perez scored, Moustakas to third
        • Gregory Infante relieved James Shields
        • D. Butera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Butera popped out to first
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Merrifield flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Narvaez grounded out to first
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera popped out to third
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • M. Moustakas: Moustakas homered to right
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Escobar grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gordon walked
        • D. Butera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Butera singled to left, Gordon to third
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield doubled to shallow left, Gordon and Butera scored
        • Eric Hosmer hit for Ramon Torres
        • E. Hosmer: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hosmer struck out swinging
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Merrifield stole third, Ball, Cain lined out to second
        • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Cabrera singled to deep right
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Sanchez lined into double play first, Cabrera out at first
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Abreu singled to left
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Garcia singled to left, Abreu to second
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davidson walked, Abreu to third, Garcia to second
        • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Moncada tripled to left center, Abreu, Garcia and Davidson scored
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Anderson grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Torres: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Torres grounded out to second
        • L. Cain: Cain flied out to center
        • B. Moss: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moss walked
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia walked
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davidson singled to right, Garcia to third, Davidson to second on 2nd baseman Merrifield fielding error
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Ball, Moncada grounded out to first, Garcia scored, Davidson to third
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • O. Narvaez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez singled to center, Davidson scored
        • A. Engel: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Perez flied out to deep right
        • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Escobar doubled to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Gordon singled to right, Escobar scored
        • D. Butera: Ball, Butera singled to right, Gordon to second
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • I. Kennedy Pitching:
        • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera flied out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to second
        • R. Torres: Ball, Foul, Torres grounded out to first
        • L. Cain: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Cain singled to left center
        • B. Moss: Strike swinging, Ball, Moss grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)