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Royals blanked 8-0 in first game of double-header

KC is league-worst 1-12 at home

April 28, 2018 - 6:05 pm

Carson Fulmer allowed four singles over seven innings and Daniel Palka had four hits and drove in three runs as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.

The White Sox are 5-0 against the Royals this season and 3-16 against other opponents. The Royals have been outscored 32-11 in their five-game losing streak and are a major league-worst 1-12 at home.

Fulmer (2-1) left after 109 pitches, walked three and struck out three. In his past two starts, he has allowed seven hits and two runs over 13 innings.

Palka, who was hitless in his first eight at-bats since debuting Wednesday, was a triple shy of a cycle. He hit a three-run homer in the seventh off Burch Smith.

Palka, Tim Anderson and Leury Garcia, the White Sox 7-8-9 hitters, went a combined 8 for 13 and scored five runs.

Yolmer Sanchez also drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning.

Matt Davidson, who has seven home runs against the Royals this season, hit a double and two singles.

Trevor Oaks (0-1), who was the Royals' 26h man, gave up five runs on 12 hits over five innings in his major league debut.

The Royals loaded the bases in the first inning on walks to Salvador Perez and Jorge Soler sandwiched around a Lucas Duda single, but Jon Jay flied out to the right field warning track to end the threat.

Soler has walked in eight straight games, matching the longest streak this season in the majors.

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