Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each slammed solo home runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 to open a split doubleheader at USA Cellular Field on Friday. Hosmer is 13 for 40 over his past 10 games…. It was well needed, well needed, ” Cain said.

It was the second scoreless outing in three starts for the 30-year-old left-hander, who has struggled since undergoing shoulder surgery in 2012.

Hahn says they have to “continue that over the next several days before we stick our flag in the ground”. Football, basketball, and hockey all play for about 3 hours or less like baseball, but none of them have doubleheaders the way that baseball does. Great work on the mound was the key with lefty John Danks tossing a gem with four hits and four BB given up to get the win.

2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on.

“I was all right”, he said.

3 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on.

John Danks is easily the worst pitcher in the White Sox rotation, so the Royals have a decent chance at sweeping this doubleheader. “Don’t hit the ball back to me and he started laughing”, Volquez said. The problem is a stagnant White Sox offense that got its home runs only when runners weren’t on base and couldn’t manufacture anything. “It’s a good opportunity for us, playing one of the teams ahead of us”.

Mike Moustakas’ sacrifice fly gave the Royals the lead in the eighth. Hosmer singled to center, Moustakas scored, L.Cain to second.

Ramirez hit a solo homer in the seventh that made it 4-all.

In this one, Danks struck out four and walked four.

ASTROS 3, RANGERS 2 Jose Altuve and rookie Carlos Correa drove in a run apiece to help Houston to an early lead and the Astros held on for a 3-2 victory over visiting Texas to snap a six-game skid. The counters ended end in the sixth inning, as Eric Hosmer stretched a single into a double.

They are honoring the 10th anniversary of the 2005 World Series-winning season, with members of that team gathering in Chicago for the celebration.

Now leading 4-2, Ned Yost could activate his bullpen and set the game to cruise control as Ryan Madson entered the sixth inning. Royals 4, White Sox 3.

As reported by CSNChicago.com, Montas presumably would be the team’s 26th man for one game, though the White Sox declined to comment on his promotion.