The White Sox went into the weekend against the Royals riding a three game winning streak. They left with the brooms hitting them on their way out of Kansas City as the Royals defeated the Sox 5-2 and completed the sweep against the south siders. Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie(pictured above) took a no hitter into the 7th inning and went a total of eight innings strong, giving up no runs and striking out six. Royals catcher Salvador Perez led the team by putting three RBI's on the board and as a team, the Royals racked up eleven hits in the game .
On the other side of the ball, the White Sox offense was pitiful. Only three hits as a team, having only three men on base the entire game and both of their scored runs were thanks to a fielding error by the Royals. Jose Quintana did what he could to keep his team in it by going seven innings, giving up only two earned runs and striking out five. Luckily for the Sox the three game losing streak didn't hurt them position wise in the standings as the Tigers dropped 2 of 3 at home against the Baltimore Orioles.
The White Sox were outscored 18-8 in the three game sweep and the ineptness of the offense couldn't have come at a worse time with a huge three game series at U.S. Cellular starting Monday night when the New York Yankees come to town. Gavin Floyd(9-9, 4.43) has had an up and down season thus far and hopes to keep the momentum from his last start, where he struck out eight, when he takes on former Sox pitcher Freddy Garcia(7-5, 4.68).
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