Bonifacio homers as Royals beat White Sox 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) Jorge Bonifacio served his suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, and he just wants to move on.

One swing at a time.

Bonifacio hit a two-run drive for his first homer since rejoining Kansas City late last month, helping the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Saturday for just their second win in July.

''I've been feeling pretty good lately,'' he said. ''I just want to keep working on that and keep swinging good.''

Bonifacio connected after Whit Merrifield led off the game with a single, sending a drive into the home bullpen in left. He also drove in Paulo Orlando with a triple in the fifth, providing more than enough support for Danny Duffy in the left-hander's second straight scoreless outing.

The 25-year-old Bonifacio broke into the majors last year, hitting 17 homers in 113 games for Kansas City. But he missed the first part of this season after a positive test for Boldenone, resulting in an 80-game suspension.

''He knows he made a mistake, he knows he paid for it and now he's going,'' manager Ned Yost said.

Duffy (5-8) struck out eight while pitching seven innings of four-hit ball. He tossed six scoreless innings at Minnesota on Monday night, but left with a no-decision after the Twins rallied for a 3-1 win.

Such is life with the last-place Royals (27-67), who have just five wins in their last 29 games.

''We've been doing our best to treat each day like a new day,'' Duffy said, ''and there's an opportunity to win a baseball game every day.''

The White Sox (32-62) lost for the seventh time in nine games. Reynaldo Lopez (4-7) allowed five runs and nine hits in 7 2/3 innings in his first start since his wife, Jhilaris, gave birth to a baby girl named Zoe on Friday.

''It was a really good outing,'' Lopez said through a translator. ''I just made two mistakes. I paid for them.''

Lopez, who played with a pink glove with his daughter's name sewn into it, kept Chicago in the game before surrendering a two-run homer to All-Star Salvador Perez on a 0-2 pitch in the eighth. It was Perez's 13th of the season.

The White Sox also lost second baseman Yoan Moncada to a bruised right knee in the fifth. Moncada was hit by the ball while going to catch a pickoff attempt at second.

X-rays were negative, and the team said he is day to day.

''I feel really sore,'' Moncada said through a translator. ''It's nothing serious.''

IMPRESSIVE STUFF

White Sox third baseman Yolmer Sanchez made a terrific over-the-shoulder grab on Alex Gordon's foul popup in the second inning. Gordon got a measure of revenge in the seventh, making a nice lunging catch to take a potential hit away from Tim Anderson.

REMEMBER THE TIME

The White Sox paid tribute to their 1993 AL West championship team all day long. Led by AL MVP Frank Thomas, the White Sox won 94 games that season before losing to Toronto in the AL championship series.

Bo Jackson, Ozzie Guillen, 1993 AL Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell and Hall of Famers Tim Raines and Thomas were among the players introduced during a pregame ceremony. McDowell threw a ceremonial first pitch to Guillen, and the team showed highlights from that season on their center-field videoboard during the game.

''It was the most talented team I was ever on,'' Thomas said. ''I thought we should have won it that year. We fell a little short.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: Yost said RHP Jakob Junis (back tightness) will start the team's second game after the All-Star break next Saturday against Minnesota.

White Sox: RHP Nate Jones (strained forearm muscle) threw live batting practice. He also threw live BP on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

The White Sox send Lucas Giolito to the mound for the series finale Sunday afternoon. The Royals are planning a bullpen day, beginning with right-hander Burch Smith. Giolito (5-8, 6.59 ERA) is coming off perhaps his best outing of the season, limiting the World Series champion Astros to two runs in a career-long 7 1/3 innings in a 2-1 loss last Sunday. Smith (0-0, 5.83 ERA) just made his first start of the year Wednesday at Minnesota, throwing 71 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in an 8-5 loss.

''Let him go ahead and start it off, 50 to 60 pitches somewhere in there just to monitor how he's feeling and kind of go from there,'' Yost said.

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CHW32-62
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  • W: D. Duffy (5-8)L: R. Lopez (4-7)
  • HR: KC - S. Perez (13), J. Bonifacio (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B41200012.307.377.432.8094.5
J. Bonifacio RF42231001.306.358.510.86912.0
M. Moustakas 3B40000013.250.306.469.774-0.5
S. Perez C41221000.221.259.396.6568.0
L. Duda 1B40000030.233.304.394.698-1.5
H. Dozier DH40100010.211.270.333.6040.5
A. Gordon LF40000021.244.322.348.670-1.0
P. Orlando CF41100000.181.209.217.4262.0
A. Escobar SS30100011.199.247.275.5222.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40100010.246.303.413.7160.5
    L. Garcia RF-2B40100000.279.314.397.7101.0
    J. Abreu 1B30100122.256.311.444.7561.0
    M. Davidson DH40100021.220.331.441.7720.0
    K. Smith C30100100.321.353.346.6992.0
    Y. Moncada 2B10100100.232.305.412.7172.0
    D. Palka LF20000004.224.272.449.7210.0
    R. LaMarre LF-RF40000025.262.316.308.625-1.0
    Y. Sanchez 3B40000002.256.308.406.7140.0
    A. Engel CF30000020.221.277.307.584-1.0
    a- C. Tilson PH10000010.264.331.292.623-0.5
    • a-struck out for Engel in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 3B - J. Bonifacio
    • HR - J. Bonifacio, S. Perez (13)
    • RBI - J. Bonifacio 3 (8), S. Perez 2 (41)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bonifacio (4), S. Perez 2 (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (17), A. Escobar (4)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - R. LaMarre
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Duffy (W, 5-8)7.04003804.591.4628.0
    J. Hammel1.02000006.151.611.0
    W. Peralta1.00000201.041.384.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Duffy (W, 5-8)7.0
    J. Hammel1.0
    W. Peralta1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Lopez (L, 4-7)7.29550723.911.335.5
    J. Fry1.00000203.991.064.0
    C. Volstad0.10000004.911.450.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Lopez (L, 4-7)7.2
    J. Fry1.0
    C. Volstad0.1
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Duffy 2 (10)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 114-74, J. Hammel 17-12, W. Peralta 18-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 5-8, J. Hammel 2-1, W. Peralta 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 28, J. Hammel 5, W. Peralta 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 108-79, J. Fry 12-9, C. Volstad 4-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-10, C. Volstad 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 31, J. Fry 3, C. Volstad
    • Balks - R. Lopez (2)
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    KC27-67
    200010020590
    CHW32-62
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B41200012.307.377.432.8094.5
    J. Bonifacio RF42231001.306.358.510.86912.0
    M. Moustakas 3B40000013.250.306.469.774-0.5
    S. Perez C41221000.221.259.396.6568.0
    L. Duda 1B40000030.233.304.394.698-1.5
    H. Dozier DH40100010.211.270.333.6040.5
    A. Gordon LF40000021.244.322.348.670-1.0
    P. Orlando CF41100000.181.209.217.4262.0
    A. Escobar SS30100011.199.247.275.5222.5
    Total355952098-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Anderson SS40100010.246.303.413.7160.5
      L. Garcia RF-2B40100000.279.314.397.7101.0
      J. Abreu 1B30100122.256.311.444.7561.0
      M. Davidson DH40100021.220.331.441.7720.0
      K. Smith C30100100.321.353.346.6992.0
      Y. Moncada 2B10100100.232.305.412.7172.0
      D. Palka LF20000004.224.272.449.7210.0
      R. LaMarre LF-RF40000025.262.316.308.625-1.0
      Y. Sanchez 3B40000002.256.308.406.7140.0
      A. Engel CF30000020.221.277.307.584-1.0
      a- C. Tilson PH10000010.264.331.292.623-0.5
      Total33060031014-----
      HITTERSAB
      T. Anderson SS4
      L. Garcia RF-2B4
      J. Abreu 1B3
      M. Davidson DH4
      K. Smith C3
      Y. Moncada 2B1
      D. Palka LF2
      R. LaMarre LF-RF4
      Y. Sanchez 3B4
      A. Engel CF3
      a- C. Tilson PH1
      Total33
      • a-struck out for Engel in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 3B - J. Bonifacio
      • HR - J. Bonifacio, S. Perez (13)
      • RBI - J. Bonifacio 3 (8), S. Perez 2 (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bonifacio (4), S. Perez 2 (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (17), A. Escobar (4)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - R. LaMarre
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (W, 5-8)7.04003804.591.4628.0
      J. Hammel1.02000006.151.611.0
      W. Peralta1.00000201.041.384.0
      Total9.06003100---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (W, 5-8)7.0
      J. Hammel1.0
      W. Peralta1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Lopez (L, 4-7)7.29550723.911.335.5
      J. Fry1.00000203.991.064.0
      C. Volstad0.10000004.911.450.0
      Total9.0955092---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Lopez (L, 4-7)7.2
      J. Fry1.0
      C. Volstad0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy 2 (10)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 114-74, J. Hammel 17-12, W. Peralta 18-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 5-8, J. Hammel 2-1, W. Peralta 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 28, J. Hammel 5, W. Peralta 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Lopez 108-79, J. Fry 12-9, C. Volstad 4-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Lopez 5-10, C. Volstad 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Lopez 31, J. Fry 3, C. Volstad
      • Balks - R. Lopez (2)
      • 8TH INNING
        Perez homered to right, Bonifacio scored50
      • 5TH INNING
        Bonifacio tripled to deep left, Orlando scored30
      • 1ST INNING
        Bonifacio homered to left, Merrifield scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Fry Pitching:
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier flied out to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
        • Chris Volstad relieved Jace Fry
        • P. Orlando: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Orlando grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wily Peralta relieved Jason Hammel
        • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to shortstop
        • Charlie Tilson hit for Adam Engel
        • C. Tilson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tilson struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Merrifield singled to right center
        • J. Bonifacio: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Merrifield stole second, Bonifacio reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Merrifield out at third
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Moustakas flied out to right
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Foul, Perez homered to right, Bonifacio scored
        • Jace Fry relieved Reynaldo Lopez
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jason Hammel relieved Danny Duffy
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia fouled out to third
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Abreu singled to left
        • M. Davidson: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Davidson singled to right, Abreu to second
        • K. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Smith grounded out to catcher, Abreu to third, Davidson to second
        • D. Palka: Palka grounded out to catcher
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Gordon popped out to shortstop
        • P. Orlando: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Orlando flied out to deep center
        • A. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Escobar lined out to center
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez flied out to deep right
        • A. Engel: Ball, Ball, Engel flied out to deep left
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Perez fouled out to first
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier lined out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davidson lined out to left
        • K. Smith: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Smith singled to center, Abreu to second
        • D. Palka: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Palka flied out to left
        • R. LaMarre: Foul, Ball, Foul, LaMarre grounded into fielder's choice to third, Abreu out at third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • P. Orlando: Strike looking, Orlando singled to right
        • A. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Orlando to second on balk, Escobar struck out swinging
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt
        • Merrifield grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Bonifacio: Bonifacio tripled to deep left, Orlando scored
        • M. Moustakas: Ball, Moustakas flied out to deep left
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Anderson popped out to second
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia lined out to center
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • S. Perez: Foul, Foul, Perez singled to deep left, Perez out at second
        • L. Duda: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Duda struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dozier singled to center
        • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Davidson struck out on foul tip
        • K. Smith: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked, Smith to second
        • R. LaMarre: Ball, Smith to third, Moncada to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, LaMarre struck out looking
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Sanchez lined out to left
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • A. Escobar: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Escobar singled to right
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Merrifield struck out swinging
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio lined out to left
        • M. Moustakas: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Escobar stole second, Moustakas grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • A. Engel: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to center
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia singled to right, Anderson to third
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Abreu struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gordon fouled out to third
        • P. Orlando: Orlando grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Davidson struck out looking
        • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Smith grounded out to third
        • Y. Moncada: Foul, Moncada singled to shallow center
        • R. LaMarre: Strike swinging, Ball, Moncada to second on wild pitch, Ball, Foul, LaMarre grounded out to first
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • R. Lopez Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Merrifield singled to left center
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bonifacio homered to left, Merrifield scored
        • M. Moustakas: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moustakas struck out swinging
        • S. Perez: Perez flied out to deep right
        • L. Duda: Ball, Foul, Ball, Duda grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Abreu struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)