Davidson hits 7th HR at Kansas City as White Sox win 7-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Matt Davidson has become a Royal pain in Kansas City.

Davidson homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run drive in the 11th inning, and set a record for home runs in a season by a visiting player at Kauffman Stadium as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-4 on Friday night.

Davidson and Joe McEwing, who picked up his first managerial victory filling in for Rick Renteria, were loaded into shopping carts and wheeled into the White Sox showers for festivities.

''We're celebrating a little bit,'' Davidson said. ''I guess I broke some records here. That was fun. We do that for everybody.''

Davidson hit a solo home run in the fourth against Danny Duffy, then put the White Sox ahead for good against Tim Hill (0-1).

Davidson has seven home runs in 15 at-bats over four games at Kansas City - one less home run than the Royals have hit in 12 home games this season.

''At this level, I guess you don't really kind of expect that,'' Davidson said. ''But, it happened, so I just want to keep it going. More importantly we got the win. We've got a lot of ground to make up and we won the game.''

In the dugout, McEwing said there was ''a look of disbelief'' after Davidson's 11th-inning homer.

''Like can't believe this is happening,'' McEwing said.

Davidson has 12 RBIs and a 1.933 slugging percentage this season at Kansas City.

''We've got to find a way,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said to stop Davidson. ''We're getting balls up and out over the plate right now and he's just hammering them. He's not missing them. He's just hot right now. It surprised me he could hit the ball out of the park that way off Timmy. He's got a lot of power. He can hit it out of this ballpark about anywhere.''

Duffy isn't sure how to prevent Davidson's blasts.

''I don't often pitch around people,'' Duffy said. ''I think I've done it twice or three times in my career. And I tried to tonight and hung a 3-1 slider. The guy is red hot in this ballpark on the season. It's one of those things.''

Kansas City is a big league-worst 1-11 at home. Four of Chicago's seven wins this season have been at Kauffman Stadium.

Leury Garcia singled home Yoan Moncada with the other run in the 11th. Gregory Infante (1-1) won, and Joakim Soria got his fourth save in five chances.

Duffy remained winless in six starts this season. He gave up four runs and six hits in six innings.

Chicago starter Reynaldo Lopez gave up four runs - two earned - and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings, and he hit a pair of batters.

Kansas City built a 2-0 lead in the first on Mike Moustakas' eighth homer and Jorge Soler's RBI double - which came after first baseman Jose Abreu dropped Soler's foul popup for an error.

RENTERIA ABSENT

Renteria missed the game to attend his mother's funeral in Austin, Texas, and plans to return for Sunday's game. Bench coach McEwing was the acting manager.

LIFE SAVERS

On Saturday, Yost is hosting one of the trauma surgeons and a group of medical personnel from Atlanta Grady Hospital that helped save him after his fall from a deerstand in November.

''They saved my life,'' Yost said. ''I was dying and very easily could have died. I'm glad for them to come and see this beautiful stadium and beautiful city.''

SCUFFLING

Kansas City went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 runners, half in scoring position.

MOVING AROUND

Jon Jay became the seventh Royal to hit in the No. 6 slot in the first 24 games

TRAINER'S ROOM

White Sox: INF-OF Nicky Delmonico was held out of the lineup for the second straight game with a stiff neck. ... Abreu returned after missing Thursday's game with flu-like symptoms.

Royals: OF Bubba Starling, who pulled his left oblique in spring training, was activated and optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Rookie RHP Carson Fulmer is to start the first game of the doubleheader.

Royals: RHP Trevor Oaks will be the 26th man and make his big league debut, starting the day game. LHP Eric Skoglund is to start the second game.

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CHW7-16
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KC5-19
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  • W: G. Infante (1-1)L: T. Hill (0-1)S: J. Soria (4)
  • HR: CHW - M. Davidson 2 (9), KC - M. Moustakas (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
T. Anderson SS50200001.270.323.427.7503.0
Y. Sanchez 3B50000012.280.330.415.744-0.5
J. Abreu 1B50100011.281.340.517.8570.5
W. Castillo C51100001.250.318.450.7682.0
M. Davidson DH52232002.237.356.632.98713.0
Y. Moncada 2B41100110.264.362.560.9223.5
T. Thompson RF52100022.161.161.387.5482.0
L. Garcia LF51320001.217.294.283.5778.0
A. Engel CF30120011.164.235.213.4484.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B51200011.261.330.402.7324.5
    M. Moustakas DH62211013.311.336.621.9587.5
    S. Perez C51100014.222.222.389.6111.5
    L. Duda 1B50100001.220.281.341.6221.0
    J. Soler RF40210100.292.427.462.8885.0
    J. Jay CF50200004.244.333.289.6222.0
    C. Cuthbert 3B50000015.221.308.250.558-0.5
    A. Gordon LF40100002.211.268.263.5312.0
    A. Escobar SS50100002.202.269.321.5901.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Anderson (3), Y. Moncada (7)
      • 3B - L. Garcia, A. Engel
      • HR - M. Davidson 2 (9)
      • SH - A. Engel
      • RBI - M. Davidson 3 (18), L. Garcia 2 (5), A. Engel 2 (7)
      • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (4), A. Engel (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (4), J. Soler (5)
      • HR - M. Moustakas (8)
      • RBI - M. Moustakas (19), J. Soler (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Abreu (3), T. Anderson (6)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - J. Soler
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez6.110420211.781.2210.0
      A. Bummer (H, 1)0.10000006.141.770.0
      N. Jones (BS, 1)1.11000101.641.182.5
      L. Avilan1.00000104.501.753.5
      G. Infante (W, 1-1)1.00001008.002.229.0
      J. Soria (S, 4)1.01000002.701.209.0
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez6.1
      A. Bummer (H, 1)0.1
      N. Jones (BS, 1)1.1
      L. Avilan1.0
      G. Infante (W, 1-1)1.0
      J. Soria (S, 4)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy6.06441315.401.458.5
      K. McCarthy1.01000004.261.582.0
      B. Keller1.00000003.121.273.0
      K. Herrera1.00000000.000.463.0
      T. Hill (L, 0-1)2.05330313.721.14-5.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy6.0
      K. McCarthy1.0
      B. Keller1.0
      K. Herrera1.0
      T. Hill (L, 0-1)2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Bummer (3)
      • HBP - R. Lopez 2 (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 96-64, A. Bummer 6-3, N. Jones 24-18, L. Avilan 18-9, G. Infante 12-6, J. Soria 17-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-11, A. Bummer 1-0, N. Jones 3-1, L. Avilan 1-1, G. Infante 2-0, J. Soria 3-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 30, A. Bummer, N. Jones 6, L. Avilan 3, G. Infante 3, J. Soria 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 106-74, K. McCarthy 8-5, B. Keller 10-7, K. Herrera 9-7, T. Hill 41-32
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 7-8, K. McCarthy 2-0, B. Keller 2-1, K. Herrera 2-1, T. Hill 2-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 25, K. McCarthy 3, B. Keller 3, K. Herrera 3, T. Hill 10
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      34567891011RHE
      CHW7-16
      0200000037122
      KC5-19
      0000200004120
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Anderson SS50200001.270.323.427.7503.0
      Y. Sanchez 3B50000012.280.330.415.744-0.5
      J. Abreu 1B50100011.281.340.517.8570.5
      W. Castillo C51100001.250.318.450.7682.0
      M. Davidson DH52232002.237.356.632.98713.0
      Y. Moncada 2B41100110.264.362.560.9223.5
      T. Thompson RF52100022.161.161.387.5482.0
      L. Garcia LF51320001.217.294.283.5778.0
      A. Engel CF30120011.164.235.213.4484.5
      Total42712721611-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        W. Merrifield 2B51200011.261.330.402.7324.5
        M. Moustakas DH62211013.311.336.621.9587.5
        S. Perez C51100014.222.222.389.6111.5
        L. Duda 1B50100001.220.281.341.6221.0
        J. Soler RF40210100.292.427.462.8885.0
        J. Jay CF50200004.244.333.289.6222.0
        C. Cuthbert 3B50000015.221.308.250.558-0.5
        A. Gordon LF40100002.211.268.263.5312.0
        A. Escobar SS50100002.202.269.321.5901.0
        Total44412211422-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - T. Anderson (3), Y. Moncada (7)
          • 3B - L. Garcia, A. Engel
          • HR - M. Davidson 2 (9)
          • SH - A. Engel
          • RBI - M. Davidson 3 (18), L. Garcia 2 (5), A. Engel 2 (7)
          • 2-Out RBI - L. Garcia (4), A. Engel (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - W. Merrifield (4), J. Soler (5)
          • HR - M. Moustakas (8)
          • RBI - M. Moustakas (19), J. Soler (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Abreu (3), T. Anderson (6)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - J. Soler
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Lopez6.110420211.781.2210.0
          A. Bummer (H, 1)0.10000006.141.770.0
          N. Jones (BS, 1)1.11000101.641.182.5
          L. Avilan1.00000104.501.753.5
          G. Infante (W, 1-1)1.00001008.002.229.0
          J. Soria (S, 4)1.01000002.701.209.0
          Total11.01242141---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Lopez6.1
          A. Bummer (H, 1)0.1
          N. Jones (BS, 1)1.1
          L. Avilan1.0
          G. Infante (W, 1-1)1.0
          J. Soria (S, 4)1.0
          Total11.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Duffy6.06441315.401.458.5
          K. McCarthy1.01000004.261.582.0
          B. Keller1.00000003.121.273.0
          K. Herrera1.00000000.000.463.0
          T. Hill (L, 0-1)2.05330313.721.14-5.5
          Total11.01277162---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Duffy6.0
          K. McCarthy1.0
          B. Keller1.0
          K. Herrera1.0
          T. Hill (L, 0-1)2.0
          Total11.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Bummer (3)
          • HBP - R. Lopez 2 (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 96-64, A. Bummer 6-3, N. Jones 24-18, L. Avilan 18-9, G. Infante 12-6, J. Soria 17-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-11, A. Bummer 1-0, N. Jones 3-1, L. Avilan 1-1, G. Infante 2-0, J. Soria 3-0
          • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 30, A. Bummer, N. Jones 6, L. Avilan 3, G. Infante 3, J. Soria 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 106-74, K. McCarthy 8-5, B. Keller 10-7, K. Herrera 9-7, T. Hill 41-32
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 7-8, K. McCarthy 2-0, B. Keller 2-1, K. Herrera 2-1, T. Hill 2-0
          • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 25, K. McCarthy 3, B. Keller 3, K. Herrera 3, T. Hill 10
          • 11TH INNING
            Garcia singled to shallow right, Moncada scored, Garcia out at second74
            Davidson homered to right center, Castillo scored64
          • 7TH INNING
            Soler safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error, Moustakas scored, Soler to second44
            Merrifield scored, Moustakas to second on wild pitch43
          • 4TH INNING
            Engel tripled to deep center, Thompson scored42
            Davidson homered to right center32
          • 2ND INNING
            Engel hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Garcia scored22
            Garcia tripled to deep right center, Thompson scored12
          • 1ST INNING
            Soler doubled to right center, Perez scored, Duda to third02
            Moustakas homered to center01
          • 11TH INNING
            • T. Hill Pitching:
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Abreu singled to right center
            • W. Castillo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Castillo reached on fielder's choice to third, Abreu out at second
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Davidson homered to right center, Castillo scored
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada doubled to left center
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Thompson struck out swinging
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Garcia singled to shallow right, Moncada scored, Garcia out at second
            • Middle of the 11th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joakim Soria relieved Gregory Infante
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Gordon grounded out to pitcher
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Escobar grounded out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield doubled to left
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Moustakas grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 11th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 10TH INNING
            • Tim Hill relieved Kelvin Herrera
            • L. Garcia: Foul, Garcia grounded out to second
            • A. Engel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Engel struck out on foul tip
            • T. Anderson: Foul, Strike swinging, Anderson doubled to deep right
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Sanchez struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Gregory Infante relieved Luis Avilan
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soler walked
            • J. Jay: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Jay grounded into double play shortstop to first, Soler out at second
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Ball, Cuthbert grounded out to third
            • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 9TH INNING
            • Kelvin Herrera relieved Brad Keller
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Davidson grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Moncada: Strike swinging, Moncada lined out to center
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Thompson grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Avilan relieved Nate Jones
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moustakas grounded out to first
            • S. Perez: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Perez struck out looking
            • L. Duda: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda popped out to pitcher
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Brad Keller relieved Kevin McCarthy
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez lined out to left
            • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Abreu grounded out to third
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Jones Pitching:
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Cuthbert grounded out to third
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Gordon singled to right
            • A. Escobar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Escobar lined out to shortstop
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Kevin McCarthy relieved Danny Duffy
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Garcia singled to center
            • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Engel grounded into double play second to first, Garcia out at second
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield singled to center
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Moustakas singled to center, Merrifield to second
            • S. Perez: Perez lined out to center, Merrifield to third
            • Aaron Bummer relieved Reynaldo Lopez
            • L. Duda: Ball, Merrifield scored, Moustakas to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Duda grounded out to third, Moustakas to third
            • Nate Jones relieved Aaron Bummer
            • J. Soler: Soler safe at first on shortstop Anderson fielding error, Moustakas scored, Soler to second
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Jay grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson grounded out to first
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
            • T. Thompson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Thompson struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Jay singled to shallow left
            • C. Cuthbert: Foul, Cuthbert grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Jay out at second
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Gordon hit by pitch
            • A. Escobar: Escobar popped out to first
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Abreu: Abreu flied out to deep right
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Castillo flied out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • S. Perez: Perez grounded out to third
            • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Duda lined out to shortstop
            • J. Soler: Ball, Ball, Soler flied out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Davidson homered to right center
            • Y. Moncada: Moncada flied out to center
            • T. Thompson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Thompson singled to center
            • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to right
            • A. Engel: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel tripled to deep center, Thompson scored
            • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Escobar grounded out to second
            • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Foul, Merrifield flied out to left
            • M. Moustakas: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Moustakas popped out to catcher
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
            • J. Abreu: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Ball, Castillo flied out to left
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • L. Duda: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Duda flied out to left
            • J. Soler: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Soler singled to right
            • J. Jay: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Jay reached on an infield single to second, Soler to second
            • C. Cuthbert: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cuthbert struck out swinging
            • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon flied out to deep left
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Moncada walked
            • T. Thompson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Thompson reached on fielder's choice to third, Moncada out at second
            • L. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia tripled to deep right center, Thompson scored
            • A. Engel: Engel hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Garcia scored
            • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Anderson popped out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to first
            • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Escobar singled to right
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield hit by pitch, Escobar to second
            • M. Moustakas: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
            • S. Perez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Perez popped out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Duffy Pitching:
            • T. Anderson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson singled to center
            • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez reached on fielder's choice to third, Anderson out at second
            • J. Abreu: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Abreu popped out to first
            • W. Castillo: Strike looking, Castillo singled to shallow left, Sanchez to third
            • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Davidson grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Lopez Pitching:
            • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield grounded out to first
            • M. Moustakas: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moustakas homered to center
            • S. Perez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Perez singled to left
            • L. Duda: Duda singled to right, Perez to second
            • J. Soler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul on 1st baseman Abreu dropped ball error, Soler doubled to right center, Perez scored, Duda to third
            • J. Jay: Ball, Strike swinging, Jay flied out to left
            • C. Cuthbert: Strike swinging, Cuthbert fouled out to first
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)