CHICAGO — Venezuelan Maikel García broke a tie with a single in the seventh inning, after the Royals squandered a nine-run lead, and Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 11-10 on Tuesday , to split the winnings in the double round.
In the first game, Dylan Cease won back-to-back decisions for the third time this season, and the White Sox won 6-2.
Kansas City, the worst team in the majors at 45-101, lost at least 100 games for the third time in the last six seasons. And with 16 games left, he could break the franchise record of 106 stumbles, set in 2005.
The Royals have not lost a game in which they led by nine runs since August 23, 2006, when they were defeated by Cleveland, 15-13. In that contest, Kansas City held a 10-1 lead after the first inning.
The victory was Taylor Clarke (3-5) and the loss of the Dominican Deivi García (0-1) in the second match.
In the first, Chicago ended an incredible losing streak of games in which its pitchers hit 14 or more.
Stop (7-7) allowed one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight and walking one. Bryan Shaw fanned three batters over 1 2/3 innings.
Lane Ramsey struck out one and Gregory Santos struck out two during a perfect ninth inning for his fifth save in nine opportunities.
Chicago is 0-11 this year in games where its pitchers have scored 14 or more.
The loss was to Brady Singer (8-11).
In the first duel, for the Royals, the Venezuelans Maikel García 4-0, Salvador Pérez 4-1, Edward Olivares 4-2 with two RBI. Puerto Ricans MJ Meléndez 3-0, Nelson Velázquez 4-1.
For the White Sox, Cubans Luis Robert Jr. was 3-1 with a run scored, Yoán Moncada was 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI. Dominican Eloy Jiménez was 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Venezuelan Elvis Andrus was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
In the second game, for the Royals, Venezuelan García 5-3 with two runs scored and one RBI, Pérez 4-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs, Olivares 3-1 with one run scored and one RBI. Cuban Dairon Blanco 4-1 with one point.
For the White Sox, Cubans Moncada 5-1 with one run scored and one RBI, Robert 5-1 with one run scored and two RBIs, Yasmani Grandal 2-0. Dominican Jiménez -2 with two runs scored and one RBI. Venezuelans Carlos Pérez 1-0 with one run scored, Andrus 1-1, Lenyn Sosa 3-1 with one run scored and one RBI