Jiménez slam helps White Sox power past Royals 7-3

CHICAGO (AP) Two young sluggers who are considered pillars in the Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan came through with impressive drives on the same night.

Eloy Jimenez hit his first career grand slam, Yoan Moncada launched a monster two-run homer and the White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 on Tuesday night.

Adam Engel added a solo shot for as the White Sox won their second straight, but just their fourth in 14 games.

The White Sox expect Jimenez and Moncada to play prominent long-term roles as the team reshapes itself into a contender after a lengthy drought. Jimenez thinks their power show could continue for years.

''It was really cool,'' Jimenez said. ''I hear it was the first game Moncada and me hit home runs in the same game. That is the first of many to come and it feels really good.''

White Sox bench coach Joe McEwing spoke after the game in place of manager Rick Renteria, who left early from his first contest back after undergoing shoulder surgery last Friday.

''It's nice that they're going to be in the lineup hopefully for the next 10 years,'' McEwing said.

Jimenez drove a 1-1 pitch from Jakob Junis to the opposite field and into the right-field visitors' bullpen in the first inning for his 25th home run and a 4-1 Chicago lead.

''Threw a sinker down and in that was a pretty good pitch and he just sliced it opposite way for a homer,'' Junis said.

Moncada's 23rd homer, off Kevin McCarthy in the seventh, landed high in the batter's eye and was measured at 452 feet.

''He put that one almost in the scoreboard,'' Jimenez said.

Adalberto Mondesi, Alex Gordon and Ryan O'Hearn went deep for the Royals on a warm night when the ball carried well and every run was scored on a homer.

Ivan Nova (10-12) allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings to snap his three-game losing streak. The right-hander yielded six hits, including the Royals' three solo shots, while walking none and striking out five.

''That's the game,'' Nova said. ''You hit me, my team is going to hit you.''

Junis (9-13) permitted five runs in five-plus innings in losing for the third time in four decisions.

Mondesi homered in the top of the first to put Kansas City ahead.

The White Sox loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning when Moncada's hot comebacker glanced off the heel of Junis' glove for an infield single. Jimenez followed with his slam.

Gordon and O'Hearn went deep back-to-back to start the second. O'Hearn's blast bounced high off the center-field batter's eye.

Engel homered on the first pitch in the bottom half.

SOUTH SIDE CROWN?

White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson entered the game with an AL-leading .334 batting average, but went 0 for 4 to drop to .331. Other numbers are at play as the 26-year-old seeks to become the third batting champion in White Sox history, following Hall of Famers Frank Thomas (1997) and Luke Appling (1936 and 1943).

Anderson has only 435 at-bats because he missed five weeks with a right ankle sprain. To qualify for the batting title, a hitter needs 502 at-bats. Chicago has 18 games remaining.

Manager Rick Renteria said he'll try to get Anderson the at-bats he needs, but not at the expense of his ''physical well-being.''

''Obviously you know that something is at stake for him as well and you try to balance it as best you can,'' Renteria said.

FIRST LOOK

First baseman Andrew Vaughn, drafted No. 3 overall and signed by the White Sox out of Cal-Berkeley in June, made his first trip to Guaranteed Rate Field and met with players and coaches. Rated by Baseball America as the top hitter in the 2019 draft, Vaughn played for two Class A teams this season.

RUFF NUMBERS

In addition to 15,196 human fans, 1,236 canines attended on Dog Night.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Royals: RHP Jake Newberry (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day IL. He last pitched on Aug. 19.

White Sox: Renteria was back in the dugout - with his right arm in a sling - after undergoing right rotator cuff surgery on Friday and missing Chicago's weekend series against the Angels. Renteria attributed the injury mostly to ''wear and tear,'' but said one throw earlier this year worsened his shoulder to a point where he needed surgery.

UP NEXT

Royals RHP Glenn Sparkman (3-11, 5.97 ERA) faces White Sox RHP Reynaldo Lopez (9-12, 5.17) on Wednesday night. Lopez threw an 11-strikeout one-hitter at Cleveland last Thursday.

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KC53-92
120000000382
CHW64-80
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  • W: I. Nova (10-12)L: J. Junis (9-13)
  • HR: KC - A. Gordon (13), A. Mondesi (8), R. O'Hearn (12), CHW - E. Jimenez (25), A. Engel (3), Y. Moncada (23)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
W. Merrifield RF40200001.307.355.475.8293.0
A. Mondesi SS41111023.266.293.428.7225.0
J. Soler DH40000021.250.343.536.880-1.0
H. Dozier 3B40100011.290.364.548.9120.5
A. Gordon LF41211011.264.341.404.7456.5
R. O'Hearn 1B21111100.188.281.353.6347.0
a- C. Cuthbert PH-1B10000001.245.287.374.6610.0
M. Viloria C20000000.232.287.313.6000.0
b- R. McBroom PH10000002.300.364.400.7640.0
N. Dini C10100000.189.286.324.6101.0
B. Phillips CF30000111.159.283.273.5560.5
N. Lopez 2B40000001.226.260.299.5590.0
  • a-lined out for O'Hearn in the 8th
  • b-hit into fielder's choice for Viloria in the 6th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
L. Garcia RF51100025.277.308.377.6841.0
T. Anderson SS41000122.331.353.510.8631.0
J. Abreu 1B41100022.283.331.509.8402.0
Y. Moncada 3B42321010.301.358.532.8909.5
E. Jimenez LF41141011.249.297.473.7708.5
J. McCann C40100010.274.327.458.7851.5
Z. Collins DH20000110.100.280.225.5050.5
Y. Sanchez 2B20000203.252.321.323.6442.0
A. Engel CF41211013.225.302.341.6436.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - W. Merrifield (36)
    • HR - A. Mondesi (8), A. Gordon (13), R. O'Hearn (12)
    • RBI - A. Mondesi (55), A. Gordon (69), R. O'Hearn (30)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi 2 (33), H. Dozier, C. Cuthbert, R. McBroom (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - J. Abreu (34), J. McCann (24)
    • HR - Y. Moncada (23), E. Jimenez (25), A. Engel (3)
    • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (68), E. Jimenez 4 (62), A. Engel (20)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 3 (52), T. Anderson (42), E. Jimenez, Y. Sanchez
    FIELDING
    • E - N. Dini, R. O'Hearn (3)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Junis (L, 9-13)5.06553725.061.40-0.5
    T. Hill0.20000103.771.190.5
    K. McCarthy1.12220315.291.610.5
    G. Speier1.01001000.001.001.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Junis (L, 9-13)5.0
    T. Hill0.2
    K. McCarthy1.1
    G. Speier1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    I. Nova (W, 10-12)5.26330534.691.4215.5
    J. Fry0.00001005.181.60-1.0
    E. Marshall (H, 13)1.00001003.001.312.0
    A. Bummer (H, 21)1.01000202.171.033.0
    J. Cordero1.11000004.051.092.0
    PITCHERSIP
    I. Nova (W, 10-12)5.2
    J. Fry0.0
    E. Marshall (H, 13)1.0
    A. Bummer (H, 21)1.0
    J. Cordero1.1
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 93-58, T. Hill 7-5, K. McCarthy 24-19, G. Speier 23-15
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Hill 1-0, K. McCarthy 1-0, G. Speier 1-2
    • Batters Faced - J. Junis 25, T. Hill 2, K. McCarthy 6, G. Speier 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 98-61, J. Fry 7-3, E. Marshall 13-7, A. Bummer 10-9, J. Cordero 9-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-5, E. Marshall 2-1, J. Cordero 2-1
    • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, J. Fry, E. Marshall 4, A. Bummer 4, J. Cordero 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    KC53-92
    120000000382
    CHW64-80
    41000020X790
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    W. Merrifield RF40200001.307.355.475.8293.0
    A. Mondesi SS41111023.266.293.428.7225.0
    J. Soler DH40000021.250.343.536.880-1.0
    H. Dozier 3B40100011.290.364.548.9120.5
    A. Gordon LF41211011.264.341.404.7456.5
    R. O'Hearn 1B21111100.188.281.353.6347.0
    a- C. Cuthbert PH-1B10000001.245.287.374.6610.0
    M. Viloria C20000000.232.287.313.6000.0
    b- R. McBroom PH10000002.300.364.400.7640.0
    N. Dini C10100000.189.286.324.6101.0
    B. Phillips CF30000111.159.283.273.5560.5
    N. Lopez 2B40000001.226.260.299.5590.0
    Total3438332712-----
    • a-lined out for O'Hearn in the 8th
    • b-hit into fielder's choice for Viloria in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    L. Garcia RF51100025.277.308.377.6841.0
    T. Anderson SS41000122.331.353.510.8631.0
    J. Abreu 1B41100022.283.331.509.8402.0
    Y. Moncada 3B42321010.301.358.532.8909.5
    E. Jimenez LF41141011.249.297.473.7708.5
    J. McCann C40100010.274.327.458.7851.5
    Z. Collins DH20000110.100.280.225.5050.5
    Y. Sanchez 2B20000203.252.321.323.6442.0
    A. Engel CF41211013.225.302.341.6436.5
    Total33797341116-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - W. Merrifield (36)
      • HR - A. Mondesi (8), A. Gordon (13), R. O'Hearn (12)
      • RBI - A. Mondesi (55), A. Gordon (69), R. O'Hearn (30)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Mondesi 2 (33), H. Dozier, C. Cuthbert, R. McBroom (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Abreu (34), J. McCann (24)
      • HR - Y. Moncada (23), E. Jimenez (25), A. Engel (3)
      • RBI - Y. Moncada 2 (68), E. Jimenez 4 (62), A. Engel (20)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Garcia 3 (52), T. Anderson (42), E. Jimenez, Y. Sanchez
      FIELDING
      • E - N. Dini, R. O'Hearn (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Sanchez-Anderson-Abreu)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Junis (L, 9-13)5.06553725.061.40-0.5
      T. Hill0.20000103.771.190.5
      K. McCarthy1.12220315.291.610.5
      G. Speier1.01001000.001.001.0
      Total8.09774113---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Junis (L, 9-13)5.0
      T. Hill0.2
      K. McCarthy1.1
      G. Speier1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      I. Nova (W, 10-12)5.26330534.691.4215.5
      J. Fry0.00001005.181.60-1.0
      E. Marshall (H, 13)1.00001003.001.312.0
      A. Bummer (H, 21)1.01000202.171.033.0
      J. Cordero1.11000004.051.092.0
      Total9.0833273---
      PITCHERSIP
      I. Nova (W, 10-12)5.2
      J. Fry0.0
      E. Marshall (H, 13)1.0
      A. Bummer (H, 21)1.0
      J. Cordero1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Junis 93-58, T. Hill 7-5, K. McCarthy 24-19, G. Speier 23-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Hill 1-0, K. McCarthy 1-0, G. Speier 1-2
      • Batters Faced - J. Junis 25, T. Hill 2, K. McCarthy 6, G. Speier 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - I. Nova 98-61, J. Fry 7-3, E. Marshall 13-7, A. Bummer 10-9, J. Cordero 9-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - I. Nova 7-5, E. Marshall 2-1, J. Cordero 2-1
      • Batters Faced - I. Nova 23, J. Fry, E. Marshall 4, A. Bummer 4, J. Cordero 4
      • 7TH INNING
        Moncada homered to center, Abreu scored37
      • 2ND INNING
        Engel homered to right center35
        O'Hearn homered to center34
        Gordon homered to right center24
      • 1ST INNING
        Jimenez homered to right, Garcia, Anderson and Moncada scored14
        Mondesi homered to center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • J. Cordero Pitching:
        • N. Dini: Foul, Foul, Dini singled to right
        • B. Phillips: Phillips grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Dini out at second
        • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Foul, Lopez grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • A. Bummer Pitching:
        • J. Soler: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Soler struck out swinging
        • H. Dozier: Dozier reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • A. Gordon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • Cheslor Cuthbert hit for Ryan O'Hearn
        • Jimmy Cordero relieved Aaron Bummer
        • C. Cuthbert: Strike looking, Cuthbert lined out to third
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Gabe Speier relieved Kevin McCarthy
        • Z. Collins: Foul, Foul, Ball, Collins flied out to center
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • A. Engel: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Engel singled to center, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia popped out to second
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Anderson reached on fielder's choice to second, Engel out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • E. Marshall Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Phillips walked
        • N. Lopez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Lopez popped out to third
        • W. Merrifield: Strike looking, Ball, Merrifield grounded out to third, Phillips to second
        • Aaron Bummer relieved Evan Marshall
        • A. Mondesi: Foul, Mondesi flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. McCarthy Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Abreu doubled to deep left
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Moncada homered to center, Abreu scored
        • E. Jimenez: Jimenez grounded out to second
        • J. McCann: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • J. Soler: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Soler grounded out to first
        • H. Dozier: Strike swinging, Dozier grounded out to third
        • A. Gordon: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to shallow center
        • Jace Fry relieved Ivan Nova
        • R. O'Hearn: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn walked, Gordon to second
        • Ryan McBroom hit for Meibrys Viloria
        • Evan Marshall relieved Jace Fry
        • R. McBroom: Strike looking, Ball, McBroom reached on fielder's choice to third, Gordon out at third
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Nick Dini catching
        • J. McCann: McCann doubled to deep left
        • Z. Collins: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Collins reached on catcher's interference
        • Tim Hill relieved Jake Junis
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third, McCann to third, Collins to second
        • A. Engel: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Engel struck out swinging
        • Kevin McCarthy relieved Tim Hill
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 5TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Phillips struck out looking
        • N. Lopez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lopez flied out to right
        • W. Merrifield: Merrifield doubled to deep left
        • A. Mondesi: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mondesi struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Junis Pitching:
        • T. Anderson: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Anderson struck out looking
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Abreu flied out to right
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Moncada singled to left
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Ball, Jimenez flied out to right
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Gordon flied out to shallow left
        • R. O'Hearn: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, O'Hearn grounded out to first
        • M. Viloria: Viloria grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Junis Pitching:
        • Z. Collins: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Collins struck out swinging
        • Y. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • A. Engel: Strike swinging, Foul, Engel flied out to deep center, Sanchez to second
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Garcia struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Foul, Merrifield singled to center
        • A. Mondesi: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Mondesi struck out looking
        • J. Soler: Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ball, Soler lined out to center
        • H. Dozier: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Junis Pitching:
        • Y. Moncada: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Moncada struck out swinging
        • E. Jimenez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Jimenez struck out looking
        • J. McCann: Foul, McCann lined out to pitcher
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • A. Gordon: Ball, Gordon homered to right center
        • R. O'Hearn: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, O'Hearn homered to center
        • M. Viloria: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Viloria grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Phillips popped out to third
        • N. Lopez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Lopez grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Junis Pitching:
        • A. Engel: Engel homered to right center
        • L. Garcia: Ball, Garcia lined out to second
        • T. Anderson: Strike looking, Anderson lined out to left
        • J. Abreu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • I. Nova Pitching:
        • W. Merrifield: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Merrifield lined out to center
        • A. Mondesi: Ball, Ball, Mondesi homered to center
        • J. Soler: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Soler struck out looking
        • H. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Junis Pitching:
        • L. Garcia: Strike looking, Garcia singled to deep right
        • T. Anderson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Anderson walked, Garcia to second
        • J. Abreu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul on 1st baseman O'Hearn dropped ball error, Strike swinging, Abreu struck out swinging
        • Y. Moncada: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Moncada reached on an infield single to shortstop, Garcia to third, Anderson to second
        • E. Jimenez: Strike looking, Ball, Jimenez homered to right, Garcia, Anderson and Moncada scored
        • J. McCann: Strike looking, McCann flied out to center
        • Z. Collins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Collins walked
        • Y. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez lined out to first
        • End of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)