White Sox fall 6-1 to Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer and Jorge Bonifacio hit two-run homers, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Bonifacio homered with 2 outs in the fourth after Alex Gordon doubled. It was his second home run in eight games since being promoted April 21 from Triple-A Omaha.
Hosmer's 2-out homer in the seventh inning with Christian Colon aboard finished the night for White Sox rookie starter Dylan Covey (0-2).
Salvador Perez's single in the fifth struck the third base bag and scored Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas with 2 outs.
Left-hander Jason Vargas (4-1) allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings to pick up the win. Vargas has a 1.42 ERA in five starts.
Peter Moylan, Joakim Soria and Scott Alexander worked 3 hitless innings, striking out 5, after Vargas was removed after 96 pitches.
Covey was charged with 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest major league outing.
Jacob May's ground-ball single in the fourth scored Todd Frazier with the lone White Sox run. May was hitting .030, 1 for 33, at the time.
White Sox reliever Michael Ynoa walked Bonifacio, and Brandon Moss and hit Escobar to load the bases with one out before Colon grounded into a double play.
Royals outfielder (and former Cub) Jorge Soler (strained oblique) went 2 for 2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch Monday while rehabbing for Triple-A Omaha in a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City. Soler is hitting .308 with a .958 OPS in eight rehab games.