KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Quintana gave up four singles over eight innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-0, on Tuesday night.
Quintana (2-4) walked two, struck out seven and allowed only one runner to reach second base.
The Royals lost for the 10th time in 11 games. Starter Danny Duffy (2-2) allowed six runs, 10 hits and two walks over five innings. Duffy has lost back-to-back starts to the White Sox, giving up 12 runs and 19 hits in 9 2/3 innings.
Yolmer Sanchez had three hits and Avisail Garcia and Geovany Soto each had two to lead Chicago’s offense.
Garcia was 2 for 2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch. He leads the American League with a .382 batting average, and his on-base percentage hiked to .433. He scored a run in the second and drove in Sanchez with a third-inning single.
Sanchez led off the third with a double and drove in Soto with a single in the sixth. Soto had two hits, a sacrifice fly and two RBIs. His second-inning single scored Todd Frazier with the first run of the game. His fly out to Whit Merrifield in the third scored Jose Abreu to make it 4-0.
TRES GARCAIS AGAIN
The White Sox recalled OF Willy Garcia from Triple-A Charlotte and started him in left field. Leury Garcia was in center and Avisail Garcia in right, giving the White Sox an all-Garcia outfield for the second time this season. The trio also started April 14, the first time in major league history that a team began a game playing three outfielders with the same last name. Willy Garcia is hitting .294 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 18 games in the International League.
White Sox: RHP James Shields (right lat strain) threw off a flat surface, but it could be a while before he returns to the rotation. “It’s kind of a slower process than I thought, right now,” Shields said. “It’s not really responding the way I would like it to be. I’ll keep moving forward.”
White Sox: RHP Mike Pelfrey is 1-4 with a 6.51 ERA in nine career games against the Royals.
Royals: RHP Nate Karns is 0-2 with 5.24 ERA in four career starts versus the White Sox.
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