O'Hearn homers as Royals beat White Sox 4-2

CHICAGO (AP) Ryan O'Hearn got the ball from his first major league hit. Brett Phillips got his bats back.

For one night at least, everything was all right with the Kansas City Royals.

O'Hearn hit a two-run homer in his big league debut, helping Danny Duffy and the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Tuesday.

''Today was the most fun I had at a baseball field, once I kind of settled down a little bit, ever,'' O'Hearn said. ''I'm ready to get back tomorrow.''

Phillips also hit a two-run shot for last-place Kansas City, which had dropped four of five. Duffy (7-9) pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings, rebounding nicely from a rocky start against Detroit.

It was Phillips' first hit since he was acquired Friday in the trade that sent third baseman Mike Moustakas to Milwaukee. Phillips had to use Hunter Dozier's bat for his Kansas City debut Sunday against the Yankees after his lumber got lost while he was flying to New York to join his new team.

He was reunited with his bats in time for the series opener against Chicago, and he looked quite comfortable on his fifth career homer in the seventh.

''It's always a blessing to help the team win in any way you can,'' Phillips said.

The White Sox lost for the fifth time in six games. They wasted prime scoring opportunities in the fourth and eighth, and another threat in the sixth was curtailed by a mental mistake by Tim Anderson - prompting manager Rick Renteria to replace the young shortstop.

Matt Davidson hit a two-run shot in the seventh for his eighth homer against the Royals this season. But Tim Hill got one out, Jason Hammel worked a rocky eighth and Wily Peralta finished for his sixth save.

Playing in front of his parents, brother and sister, O'Hearn bounced to first in his first at-bat in the second. He came up again with one out and a runner on first in the fifth, and drove a 1-0 pitch from James Shields (4-13) over the wall in right .

O'Hearn, an eighth-round pick in the 2014 draft who turned 25 on Thursday, was promoted from Triple-A Omaha before the game. He became the third player in franchise history to homer in his major league debut, joining Clint Hurdle in 1977 and Mark Quinn in 1999.

''It was fun to watch,'' Duffy said.

O'Hearn also walked and scored on Phillips' homer.

Duffy allowed six hits, struck out seven and walked four. The left-hander went 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in six July starts.

Duffy got some help when the speedy Anderson failed to run out a low liner to third baseman Rosell Herrera with runners on first and second in the sixth. Third base umpire Lance Barksdale ruled the ball hit the ground - it looked as if it might have been caught cleanly - and Herrera threw late to second.

But Whit Merrifield just jogged over and lobbed the ball to first baseman Lucas Duda for the final out of the inning. Renteria then put Nicky Delmonico in left and moved Leury Garcia to shortstop before the start of the seventh.

''It's like we tell these guys: Don't assume anything,'' Renteria said. ''Just go until they ultimately make the call. We'll let the opposing team make the review call. It didn't look very good having him standing at the plate and having the ball go around the diamond.''

Anderson said he was surprised by Renteria's decision to pull him out of the game.

''But he's the manager. It's his call,'' Anderson said. ''I can't do nothing but respect his decision (and) come tomorrow and be ready to play.''

ABOUT THAT DEADLINE

The White Sox acquired minor league left-hander Hunter Schryver from Tampa Bay for $1 million in international signing bonus pool money. Schryver, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Villanova University, was assigned to Class A Winston-Salem.

The Royals did not make a trade in the final hours before the non-waiver deadline.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: OF Brian Goodwin was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left groin strain. He got hurt running the bases on Saturday night against the Yankees. ... INF Cheslor Cuthbert, who is out with a lower back strain, was transferred to the 60-day DL.

White Sox: OF Luis Robert, one of Chicago's top prospects, was slated to begin a rehab assignment with the Arizona League White Sox. Robert had been sidelined by a left thumb injury.

UP NEXT

Jakob Junis (5-11, 5.06 ERA) and Dylan Covey (4-6, 5.40 ERA) pitch Wednesday night in a matchup of struggling right-handers. Junis is 0-8 with a 6.98 ERA in his last nine starts for Kansas City. Covey has one win and an 8.73 ERA over his last seven starts.

---

Jay Cohen can be reached at http://www.twitter.com/jcohenap

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2018 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
KC33-73
000020200460
CHW37-69
0000002002100
  • W: D. Duffy (7-9)L: J. Shields (4-13)S: W. Peralta (6)
  • HR: KC - B. Phillips (1), R. O'Hearn (1), CHW - M. Davidson (16)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield 2B40100000.297.367.416.7843.0
A. Gordon LF40200021.239.311.340.6511.0
S. Perez C40000032.234.272.435.708-1.5
L. Duda 1B30000111.236.309.397.7060.5
R. Herrera 3B40100012.275.309.382.6910.5
A. Escobar 3B00000000.197.247.267.5140.0
J. Bonifacio RF31000111.216.310.364.6741.5
R. O'Hearn DH32121110.333.5001.3331.8338.5
B. Phillips CF41121010.179.258.357.6156.5
A. Mondesi SS40000030.269.284.430.714-1.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. Anderson SS40100005.241.291.401.6910.0
    N. Delmonico LF10000002.232.333.377.7100.0
    L. Garcia LF-SS50000032.279.306.397.703-1.5
    J. Abreu 1B41200110.260.322.458.7804.5
    A. Garcia RF50100014.275.290.517.8070.5
    M. Davidson DH31221101.226.332.456.78810.0
    a- D. Palka PH-DH00000100.242.286.500.7861.0
    Y. Moncada 2B40000133.225.305.402.706-0.5
    A. Engel CF40200012.225.277.309.5863.5
    Y. Sanchez 3B30200101.251.307.391.6983.0
    O. Narvaez C30000127.285.353.430.7830.0
    • a-walked for Davidson in the 9th
    BATTING
    • HR - R. O'Hearn, B. Phillips
    • RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (2), B. Phillips 2 (6)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (30), M. Davidson (17)
    • HR - M. Davidson (16)
    • RBI - M. Davidson 2 (42)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Davidson 2 (11)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - W. Merrifield (23)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - A. Engel (12)
    • CS - T. Anderson (6)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Perez-Mondesi; Merrifield-Mondesi-Duda)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Duffy (W, 7-9)5.26004704.501.4815.5
    K. McCarthy (H, 10)1.02220113.891.27-0.5
    T. Hill (H, 9)0.10000005.581.470.0
    J. Hammel (H, 1)1.02000205.951.602.0
    W. Peralta (S, 6)1.00002103.141.478.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Duffy (W, 7-9)5.2
    K. McCarthy (H, 10)1.0
    T. Hill (H, 9)0.1
    J. Hammel (H, 1)1.0
    W. Peralta (S, 6)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Shields (L, 4-13)7.05443824.561.298.0
    L. Avilan1.01000203.771.293.0
    J. Fry1.00000304.361.004.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Shields (L, 4-13)7.0
    L. Avilan1.0
    J. Fry1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Duffy (13), J. Hammel
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 112-68, K. McCarthy 14-9, T. Hill 7-4, J. Hammel 23-15, W. Peralta 21-13
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 4-6, K. McCarthy 2-0, T. Hill 1-0, W. Peralta 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 27, K. McCarthy 5, T. Hill, J. Hammel 5, W. Peralta 4
    PITCHING
    • WP - L. Avilan (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 104-61, L. Avilan 17-12, J. Fry 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-7
    • Batters Faced - J. Shields 29, L. Avilan 4, J. Fry 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
    123456789RHE
    KC33-73
    000020200460
    CHW37-69
    0000002002100
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield 2B40100000.297.367.416.7843.0
    A. Gordon LF40200021.239.311.340.6511.0
    S. Perez C40000032.234.272.435.708-1.5
    L. Duda 1B30000111.236.309.397.7060.5
    R. Herrera 3B40100012.275.309.382.6910.5
    A. Escobar 3B00000000.197.247.267.5140.0
    J. Bonifacio RF31000111.216.310.364.6741.5
    R. O'Hearn DH32121110.333.5001.3331.8338.5
    B. Phillips CF41121010.179.258.357.6156.5
    A. Mondesi SS40000030.269.284.430.714-1.5
    Total3346423137-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      T. Anderson SS40100005.241.291.401.6910.0
      N. Delmonico LF10000002.232.333.377.7100.0
      L. Garcia LF-SS50000032.279.306.397.703-1.5
      J. Abreu 1B41200110.260.322.458.7804.5
      A. Garcia RF50100014.275.290.517.8070.5
      M. Davidson DH31221101.226.332.456.78810.0
      a- D. Palka PH-DH00000100.242.286.500.7861.0
      Y. Moncada 2B40000133.225.305.402.706-0.5
      A. Engel CF40200012.225.277.309.5863.5
      Y. Sanchez 3B30200101.251.307.391.6983.0
      O. Narvaez C30000127.285.353.430.7830.0
      Total362102161127-----
      • a-walked for Davidson in the 9th
      BATTING
      • HR - R. O'Hearn, B. Phillips
      • RBI - R. O'Hearn 2 (2), B. Phillips 2 (6)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (30), M. Davidson (17)
      • HR - M. Davidson (16)
      • RBI - M. Davidson 2 (42)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Davidson 2 (11)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - W. Merrifield (23)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Engel (12)
      • CS - T. Anderson (6)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Perez-Mondesi; Merrifield-Mondesi-Duda)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Duffy (W, 7-9)5.26004704.501.4815.5
      K. McCarthy (H, 10)1.02220113.891.27-0.5
      T. Hill (H, 9)0.10000005.581.470.0
      J. Hammel (H, 1)1.02000205.951.602.0
      W. Peralta (S, 6)1.00002103.141.478.5
      Total9.010226111---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Duffy (W, 7-9)5.2
      K. McCarthy (H, 10)1.0
      T. Hill (H, 9)0.1
      J. Hammel (H, 1)1.0
      W. Peralta (S, 6)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Shields (L, 4-13)7.05443824.561.298.0
      L. Avilan1.01000203.771.293.0
      J. Fry1.00000304.361.004.5
      Total9.06443132---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Shields (L, 4-13)7.0
      L. Avilan1.0
      J. Fry1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Duffy (13), J. Hammel
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Duffy 112-68, K. McCarthy 14-9, T. Hill 7-4, J. Hammel 23-15, W. Peralta 21-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Duffy 4-6, K. McCarthy 2-0, T. Hill 1-0, W. Peralta 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Duffy 27, K. McCarthy 5, T. Hill, J. Hammel 5, W. Peralta 4
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Avilan (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Shields 104-61, L. Avilan 17-12, J. Fry 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Shields 6-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Shields 29, L. Avilan 4, J. Fry 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Davidson homered to left center, Abreu scored42
        Phillips homered to right, O'Hearn scored40
      • 5TH INNING
        O'Hearn homered to right, Bonifacio scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Jace Fry relieved Luis Avilan
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, O'Hearn struck out looking
        • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Wily Peralta relieved Jason Hammel
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Abreu walked
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Abreu out at second
        • Daniel Palka hit for Matt Davidson
        • D. Palka: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Palka walked
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Luis Avilan relieved James Shields
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Ball, Strike looking, Duda flied out to center
        • R. Herrera: Herrera singled to center
        • J. Bonifacio: Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Herrera to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Bonifacio struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jason Hammel relieved Tim Hill
        • Alcides Escobar at third base
        • A. Engel: Ball, Engel singled to right
        • Y. Sanchez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Engel stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Sanchez singled to right, Engel to third
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • N. Delmonico: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Delmonico fouled out to third
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Sanchez to second on wild pitch, Foul tip, Garcia struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Nicky Delmonico in left field
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Bonifacio popped out to first
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn walked
        • B. Phillips: Phillips homered to right, O'Hearn scored
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Mondesi grounded out to shortstop
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield singled to center
        • A. Gordon: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Merrifield stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. McCarthy Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Foul, Ball, Garcia grounded out to third
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Abreu doubled to left center
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Strike swinging, Davidson homered to left center, Abreu scored
        • Tim Hill relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Moncada grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Merrifield flied out to right
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to center
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Duda walked, Gordon to second
        • R. Herrera: Herrera grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Moncada walked
        • A. Engel: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Engel flied out to shallow left
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez fouled out to right
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Narvaez walked, Moncada to second
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Danny Duffy
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Anderson grounded out to third
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. Herrera: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Herrera grounded out to second
        • J. Bonifacio: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Bonifacio walked
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, O'Hearn homered to right, Bonifacio scored
        • B. Phillips: Phillips lined out to second
        • A. Mondesi: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Mondesi struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Garcia popped out to first
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Abreu grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to left
        • M. Davidson: Strike looking, Ball, Davidson popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Foul, Ball, Merrifield flied out to deep center
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gordon singled to left
        • S. Perez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • L. Duda: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Duda grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Davidson doubled to right
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Engel singled to center, Davidson to third
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Engel to second
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Narvaez reached on fielder's choice to third, Davidson out at home, Engel to third, Sanchez to second
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Anderson lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, O'Hearn grounded out to first
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips lined out to left
        • A. Mondesi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson grounded out to pitcher
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Abreu struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Garcia lined out to shortstop
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • L. Duda: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Duda struck out looking
        • R. Herrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Herrera struck out on foul tip
        • J. Bonifacio: Strike swinging, Bonifacio grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • M. Davidson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davidson walked
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • A. Engel: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez singled to left center, Davidson to second
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Shields Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield fouled out to first
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gordon struck out looking
        • S. Perez: Strike looking, Ball, Perez flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Duffy Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Anderson singled to right
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking, Anderson caught stealing, catcher to shortstop
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Abreu singled to left center
        • A. Garcia: Strike swinging, Garcia grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)