The Kansas City Royals only managed two runs on Thursday afternoon against their division opponent, the Chicago White Sox. Problem is, the Sox only crossed the plate half that. You do the math.
The Royals took the rubber match of an afternoon contest in front of a meager 18,091. It all came down to starting pitching for the second straight day. Royal starter Kyle Davies equaled his career best, eight strikeouts in seven frames. The Sox had John Danks pitch six scoreless, while only giving up a handful of hits. Between both clubs in the three game set, all six starters gave up a combined 5 total runs while knocking out 38 batters in 38 innings.
Both teams were searching for a knock out going into the ninth, and Coco Crisp delivered for Royals, jacking a two run shot off Bobby Jenks. The Sox answered with a run of their own in the bottom on the ninth. With runners on first and second and an opportunity to extend the inning, pinch hitter Wilson Betemit struck out to end the game.