Castillo's homer lifts White Sox over Royals 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) Welington Castillo said everything he wanted to say with one big swing.

Castillo atoned for an error with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Monday night.

Castillo's poor throw on Billy Hamilton's steal in the seventh helped set up Whit Merrifield's tiebreaking sacrifice fly. But Castillo came up big after Tim Anderson led off the eighth with a double against Brad Boxberger (0-3), sending an opposite-field drive to right.

''Great moment for him and even better moment for the team,'' Anderson said.

It was Castillo's first homer since he was suspended last May for 80 games by Major League Baseball following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. He was just 2 for 27 before his first extra-base hit of the season.

Castillo left the clubhouse without talking to the media, but manager Rick Renteria praised the veteran catcher for his work with Ervin Santana and the clutch homer at the end.

''The guys just kept chipping away,'' Renteria said.

Kansas City dropped to 4-3 this season when leading after seven innings. It has lost six of its seven one-run games.

Boxberger has allowed at least one run in three of his last four outings.

''I'm unbelievably frustrated,'' he said. ''I mean, every outing this year has kind of been a different one for me, a lot of feeling around, trying to find out what's going on.''

The White Sox returned home with a little momentum after taking two of three from the Yankees in New York over the weekend.

Manny Banuelos (1-0) pitched three hitless innings for his first win since 2015, and Alex Colome worked the ninth for his fourth save in four chances and No. 100 for his career. Anderson had three hits and scored twice, lifting his average to a major league-leading .453.

Hunter Dozier and Chris Owings homered for Kansas City, which was coming off a three-game sweep of Cleveland, the AL Central favorites.

Dozier put Kansas City in front when he drove Santana's first pitch of the second over the wall in center for his fourth homer. After Ryan O'Hearn flied out, Lucas Duda worked the first of his three walks and Owings connected for his first homer of the season, giving the Royals a 3-0 lead.

Dozier also doubled in the third for his fifth consecutive multihit game, one day after he singled in the winning run in Kansas City's 9-8 victory over Cleveland. He is batting .522 (12 for 23) with three homers and five RBIs in his last six games.

Heath Fillmyer cruised into the fifth for Kansas City but came unglued a bit after Chicago had two successful replay challenges. The second one overturned an inning-ending double play and got the White Sox on the board, with Anderson scoring from second on Yolmer Sanchez's grounder to second.

''If the ball was hit just a little bit harder, we would have turned the double play and got (Fillmyer) out of that inning, and he might have been able to continue to roll,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Leury Garcia then doubled in Sanchez and Yoan Moncada dumped a tying RBI single into right field. The White Sox had a chance for more after Fillmyer hit Jose Abreu with a pitch, but Yonder Alonso flied out to end the inning.

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Colome was acquired in a November trade with Seattle. He has a 2.57 ERA in seven appearances in his first season with the White Sox.

He said he was proud of reaching 100 career saves.

''I'm very happy to have the opportunity to pitch in those situations,'' he said through a translator. ''That's what I like. I feel very good and I'm glad that I have this opportunity here because those sorts of situations are where I like to pitch.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: Hamilton returned to the lineup after missing three games with a mild MCL sprain and a bone bruise on his left knee. Hamilton got hurt when he crashed into the wall during Thursday's loss to Seattle. ... LHP Danny Duffy (left shoulder tightness) threw 61 pitches in Arizona. He is scheduled to throw 75 to 80 pitches on Saturday.

White Sox: OF Jon Jay (strained right hip) played catch in the outfield. Jay was placed on the 10-day injured list during spring training. ''He's progressing,'' Renteria said. ''He's doing better.''

UP NEXT

Royals right-hander Jorge Lopez and White Sox right-hander Reynaldo Lopez get the ball Tuesday night. Jorge Lopez (0-1, 3.71 ERA) pitched six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Mariners in his previous start. Reynaldo Lopez (0-2, 12.15 ERA) has struggled so far this year, allowing 22 hits in 13 1/3 innings over three starts.

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  • W: M. Banuelos (1-0)L: B. Boxberger (0-3)S: A. Colome (4)
  • HR: KC - C. Owings (1), H. Dozier (4), CHW - W. Castillo (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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W. Merrifield 2B30010104.314.347.500.8472.0
A. Mondesi SS40000011.269.296.537.833-0.5
A. Gordon LF40100000.352.439.6301.0692.0
H. Dozier 3B31211111.300.379.580.9597.5
R. O'Hearn 1B40000012.190.358.357.716-0.5
L. Duda DH11000300.174.333.348.6814.0
C. Owings RF31221101.200.267.345.6129.0
M. Maldonado C30100013.195.298.268.5661.5
a- J. Soler PH10000011.213.273.492.765-0.5
B. Hamilton CF31000114.220.283.220.5023.5
  • a-struck out for Maldonado in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia CF-RF51110021.293.317.379.6963.0
Y. Moncada 3B40110021.323.364.565.9281.0
J. Abreu DH20100100.211.292.421.7133.0
Y. Alonso 1B40100003.152.328.283.6101.0
E. Jimenez LF40000012.268.328.393.721-0.5
T. Anderson SS42300000.453.463.6791.1426.0
W. Castillo C41121002.107.324.214.5397.0
D. Palka RF10000200.000.194.000.1943.0
A. Engel PR-CF00000000.143.182.381.563-1.0
Y. Sanchez 2B41110013.150.171.200.3712.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Gordon (6), H. Dozier (2), M. Maldonado (3)
    • HR - H. Dozier (4), C. Owings
    • SF - W. Merrifield
    • RBI - W. Merrifield (8), H. Dozier (8), C. Owings 2 (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 2 (11), R. O'Hearn 2 (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - L. Garcia (5), T. Anderson (3)
    • HR - W. Castillo
    • RBI - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada (14), W. Castillo 2 (4), Y. Sanchez
    • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada (7)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso (3), E. Jimenez (5), Y. Sanchez (5)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - B. Hamilton (3)
    • CS - H. Dozier
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - A. Engel
    FIELDING
    • E - W. Castillo (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    H. Fillmyer5.05331209.001.757.0
    S. Barlow2.02001402.571.575.0
    B. Boxberger (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.02221019.721.92-7.0
    PITCHERSIP
    H. Fillmyer5.0
    S. Barlow2.0
    B. Boxberger (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    E. Santana5.063333210.382.194.5
    M. Banuelos (W, 1-0)3.00113103.481.3512.5
    A. Colome (S, 4)1.00001202.570.5710.0
    PITCHERSIP
    E. Santana5.0
    M. Banuelos (W, 1-0)3.0
    A. Colome (S, 4)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - H. Fillmyer 79-51, S. Barlow 36-24, B. Boxberger 21-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Fillmyer 10-3, S. Barlow 1-1, B. Boxberger 1-1
    • Batters Faced - H. Fillmyer 22, S. Barlow 10, B. Boxberger 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 91-53, M. Banuelos 43-21, A. Colome 14-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 6-6, M. Banuelos 3-3
    • Batters Faced - E. Santana 23, M. Banuelos 10, A. Colome 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    W. Merrifield 2B30010104.314.347.500.8472.0
    A. Mondesi SS40000011.269.296.537.833-0.5
    A. Gordon LF40100000.352.439.6301.0692.0
    H. Dozier 3B31211111.300.379.580.9597.5
    R. O'Hearn 1B40000012.190.358.357.716-0.5
    L. Duda DH11000300.174.333.348.6814.0
    C. Owings RF31221101.200.267.345.6129.0
    M. Maldonado C30100013.195.298.268.5661.5
    a- J. Soler PH10000011.213.273.492.765-0.5
    B. Hamilton CF31000114.220.283.220.5023.5
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    • a-struck out for Maldonado in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia CF-RF51110021.293.317.379.6963.0
    Y. Moncada 3B40110021.323.364.565.9281.0
    J. Abreu DH20100100.211.292.421.7133.0
    Y. Alonso 1B40100003.152.328.283.6101.0
    E. Jimenez LF40000012.268.328.393.721-0.5
    T. Anderson SS42300000.453.463.6791.1426.0
    W. Castillo C41121002.107.324.214.5397.0
    D. Palka RF10000200.000.194.000.1943.0
    A. Engel PR-CF00000000.143.182.381.563-1.0
    Y. Sanchez 2B41110013.150.171.200.3712.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Gordon (6), H. Dozier (2), M. Maldonado (3)
      • HR - H. Dozier (4), C. Owings
      • SF - W. Merrifield
      • RBI - W. Merrifield (8), H. Dozier (8), C. Owings 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - W. Merrifield 2 (11), R. O'Hearn 2 (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - L. Garcia (5), T. Anderson (3)
      • HR - W. Castillo
      • RBI - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada (14), W. Castillo 2 (4), Y. Sanchez
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (4), Y. Moncada (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - Y. Alonso (3), E. Jimenez (5), Y. Sanchez (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - B. Hamilton (3)
      • CS - H. Dozier
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - A. Engel
      FIELDING
      • E - W. Castillo (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Fillmyer5.05331209.001.757.0
      S. Barlow2.02001402.571.575.0
      B. Boxberger (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.02221019.721.92-7.0
      Total8.0955361---
      PITCHERSIP
      H. Fillmyer5.0
      S. Barlow2.0
      B. Boxberger (L, 0-3) (BS, 2)1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      E. Santana5.063333210.382.194.5
      M. Banuelos (W, 1-0)3.00113103.481.3512.5
      A. Colome (S, 4)1.00001202.570.5710.0
      Total9.0644762---
      PITCHERSIP
      E. Santana5.0
      M. Banuelos (W, 1-0)3.0
      A. Colome (S, 4)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Fillmyer 79-51, S. Barlow 36-24, B. Boxberger 21-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Fillmyer 10-3, S. Barlow 1-1, B. Boxberger 1-1
      • Batters Faced - H. Fillmyer 22, S. Barlow 10, B. Boxberger 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - E. Santana 91-53, M. Banuelos 43-21, A. Colome 14-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - E. Santana 6-6, M. Banuelos 3-3
      • Batters Faced - E. Santana 23, M. Banuelos 10, A. Colome 4
      • 8TH INNING
        Castillo homered to right, Anderson scored45
      • 7TH INNING
        Merrifield hit sacrifice fly to right, Hamilton scored43
      • 5TH INNING
        Moncada singled to right, Garcia scored33
        Garcia doubled to left, Sanchez scored32
        Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to second, Anderson scored, Palka out at second31
      • 2ND INNING
        Owings homered to right center, Duda scored30
        Dozier homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Alex Colome relieved Manny Banuelos
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Owings walked
        • Jorge Soler hit for Martin Maldonado
        • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
        • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hamilton struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield lined out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dozier walked
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Dozier caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Hearn struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Duda flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brad Boxberger relieved Scott Barlow
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Anderson doubled to deep left
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Castillo homered to right, Anderson scored
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Palka walked
        • Adam Engel ran for Daniel Palka
        • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Ball, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Banuelos Pitching:
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hamilton walked
        • W. Merrifield: Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Hamilton stole second, Hamilton to third on catcher Castillo throwing error, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield hit sacrifice fly to right, Hamilton scored
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Mondesi flied out to center
        • A. Gordon: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • S. Barlow Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Alonso singled to center, Abreu to third
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Jimenez grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Manny Banuelos relieved Ervin Santana
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda walked
        • C. Owings: Ball, Strike looking, Owings reached on fielder's choice to second, Duda out at second
        • M. Maldonado: Foul, Ball, Foul, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop, Owings out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Scott Barlow relieved Heath Fillmyer
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to shallow center
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Castillo flied out to shallow left
        • D. Palka: Ball, Palka hit by pitch
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • E. Santana Pitching:
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Gordon doubled to deep left
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, O'Hearn grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • W. Castillo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Castillo lined out to left
        • D. Palka: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Palka walked, Anderson to second
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to second, Anderson scored, Palka out at second
        • L. Garcia: Pickoff attempt, Garcia doubled to left, Sanchez scored
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Moncada singled to right, Garcia scored
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu hit by pitch, Moncada to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Alonso flied out to left
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • E. Santana Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Duda walked
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Owings singled to shallow center, Duda to second
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
        • B. Hamilton: Strike swinging, Hamilton popped out to second
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield fouled out to right
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Abreu grounded out to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Alonso flied out to center
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Jimenez grounded out to pitcher
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • E. Santana Pitching:
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mondesi grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Gordon: Gordon flied out to left
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier doubled to shallow left
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Ball, O'Hearn fouled out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • D. Palka: Palka fouled out to catcher
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Sanchez singled to shallow right
        • L. Garcia: Pickoff attempt, Garcia reached on fielder's choice to second, Sanchez out at second
        • Y. Moncada: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • E. Santana Pitching:
        • H. Dozier: Dozier homered to center
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Ball, O'Hearn flied out to deep left
        • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Duda walked
        • C. Owings: Ball, Owings homered to right center, Duda scored
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Maldonado doubled to deep center
        • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Maldonado to third on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hamilton popped out to shortstop
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Merrifield flied out to left
        • Middle of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Jimenez flied out to deep center
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Anderson lined out to right
        • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • E. Santana Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Merrifield walked
        • A. Mondesi: Mondesi grounded out to first, Merrifield out at second
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • H. Fillmyer Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu reached on an infield single to second
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Alonso grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)