Originally written on In The Neutral Zone  |  Last updated 7/26/13
Morning Kids, It is game one with the Kansas City Royals who have come to The Cell for three game series. Gordon Beckham returns for the White Sox today, hoping his wrist will not give him any issues today. Jesse Crain has had a setback and no return date has been set for him. Grab a coffee and see you for the first pitch. ***First Inning *0 – 0 Royals - (Fly out to center)(struck out)(struck out) Sox – De Aza(ground out to second), Ramirez(ground out to third), Rios(struck out), ***Second Inning *0 – 0 Royals - (single to left)(fly out to center)(hit into double play) Sox -  Dunn(struck out), Konerko(flied out to right), Gillaspie(single to center), Viciedo(walk), Beckham(flied out to center), ***Third Inning *1 – 0 (Royals Lead) Royals  -(HOME RUN)(foul out to right)(ground out to second)(struck out) Sox - Phegley(ground out to short), De Aza(fly out to right), Ramirez(Single), Rios (lined out to first) ***Fourth Inning *1 – 0 (Royals Lead) Royals - (single to right)(double play)(fly out to left) Sox -  Dunn(ground out to short), Konerko(single to shallow right),Gillaspie(fielders choice to first, Konerko out at second),Viciedo(single,Gillaspie to second)Beckham(fly out to center), ***Fifth Inning *1 – 0 (Royals Lead) Royals  -(flied out to right) (foul out to first)(single to left)(fielders choice to short,force at second) Sox -  Phegley(ground out to third), De Aza(infield single)(picked off), Ramirez(single to shallow left), Rios(fly out to right), ***Sixth Inning *1 – 0 (Royals Lead) Royals  - (fly out to third)(struck out)(struck out) Sox -  Dunn(single to right), Konerko(flied out to center), Gillaspie(flied out to center), Viciedo(single,Dunn to third)(wild pitch,moved to second)Beckham(walk), Phegley(ground into fielders choice) **Seventh Inning *2 – 0 (Royals Lead) Royals - (double to left)(ground out to second,runner to third)(walk)(Sac fly to center)(lined out to first) Sox -  De Aza(flied out to right), Ramirez(ground out to second), Rios(ground out to short), ***Eighth Inning Jose Quintana has passed off to Donnie Veal *2 – 1 (Royals Lead) Royals - (fly out to center)(single)(double play) Sox -  Dunn(struck out), Konerko(fly out to right), Gillaspie(HOME RUN), Viciedo(foul out first base side) ***Ninth Inning Donnie Veal has passed off to Matt Lindstrom,who is passing off to Dave Purcey *5 – 1 (Royals Lead) Error Charged to Casper Wells Royals - (walk, stole second)(single)(single,runner scores)(single,runner scores)(fly out to shallow left)(Sac fly,runner scores)(wild pitch,runners advance)(struck out)(struck out) Sox -  Beckham(ground out to second) Phegley(ground out to pitcher), De Aza(ground out to second), That is the game, The Royals take the opening game of the series by a score of Royals 5 and White Sox 1. Jose Quintana had a good solid outing but the defense could just not back him up and give him the win that he so rightly deserves. Chris Sale is in the office for the White Sox in the second game of the series. See you at The Cell Cricket
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