CHICAGO (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had bases-loaded opportunities against Gavin Floyd early and late. Both times they failed to produce a clutch hit and the result was a 5-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.
It marked the third time this season the Royals have been shut out.
Floyd escaped a bases-loaded situation in the second when he got Alcides Escobar and Humberto Quintero to hit back-to-back comebackers. Kansas City loaded the bases again in the eighth on three straight singles before Floyd struck out Billy Butler swinging for the second out on a full-count offering, ending his night after 116 pitches. Matt Thornton then relieved and fanned Eric Hosmer.
"(Escobar) came out of his approach a little bit, trying to do too much, two comebackers. Then in the eighth we had a shot," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "The pitch was a ball on Billy, but it was still a good pitch. Floyd threw a good game."
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