Pitching
Francisco Liriano
ERA4.38

FranciscoLiriano

SEASON CAREER
W6 53
L11 53
G32 166
IP147.2 831.0
BB84 353
SO160 839
Thursday, September 20th 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
 

JeremyGuthrie

SEASON CAREER
W7 54
L12 77
G30 207
IP162.2 1183.0
BB44 348
SO91 717
Pitching
Jeremy Guthrie
ERA4.29
Chicago White Sox VS. 

Jeremy Guthrie

Career vs. Chicago
4-5
3.36 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Gordon Beckham 15 .267 4 2 5 0 2 .353 1.020 .667
Adam Dunn 7 .143 1 0 2 3 2 .455 .598 .143
Kosuke Fukudome 3 .667 2 1 1 0 0 .667 2.334 1.667
Paul Konerko 29 .241 7 3 4 2 4 .281 .902 .621
Brent Lillibridge 2 .000 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
Brent Morel 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
A.J. Pierzynski 25 .320 8 1 3 0 1 .320 .880 .560
Alexei Ramirez 19 .053 1 0 0 4 3 .217 .322 .105
Alex Rios 38 .316 12 2 5 2 2 .366 .892 .526
Kansas City Royals VS. 

Francisco Liriano

Career vs. Kansas City
6-5
4.56 ERA
HITTERS AB AVG H HR RBI BB SO OBP OPS SLG
Yuniesky Betancourt 25 .240 6 1 3 0 5 .240 .600 .360
Billy Butler 24 .167 4 1 4 2 6 .231 .523 .292
Alcides Escobar 6 .333 2 0 1 1 0 .429 .762 .333
Jeff Francoeur 6 .167 1 0 1 0 2 .167 .334 .167
Chris Getz 10 .400 4 0 1 0 1 .400 .800 .400
Alex Gordon 17 .294 5 0 1 2 3 .368 .839 .471
Eric Hosmer 2 .500 1 0 0 1 0 .667 1.667 1.000
Mitch Maier 7 .143 1 0 0 1 3 .250 .393 .143
Mike Moustakas 3 .333 1 0 0 0 1 .333 1.000 .667
Brayan Pena 9 .222 2 0 1 0 1 .222 .444 .222

White Sox miss chances, beaten in 9th by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have no more games left against the Kansas City Royals , and that's a good thing for the AL Central leaders.

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez threw out Alex Rios at the plate and picked off Alexei Ramirez at third base, and the White Sox kept missing chances Thursday night in a 4-3 loss to the Royals.

Eric Hosmer singled home the winning run on a 0-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning.

Chicago stayed two games ahead of Detroit, which lost in the afternoon to Oakland, with 13 games remaining. The White Sox went 6-12 against the Royals this year, including one stretch of six consecutive losses.

"We've played them tough all year," Hosmer said. "It's baseball. Certain teams match up well against other teams."

After going 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to Kansas City, the White Sox went 1 for 8 in those situations and stranded seven runners. Chicago is hitting .190 with runners in scoring position over the past 19 games.

"If you keep shooting yourself in the foot it's going to come back to bite you," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "If you keep having opportunities and not taking advantage, a team like this will beat you."

Rios tried to score with one out in the third when Jeremy Guthrie 's pitch rolled a few feet behind Perez. But Perez's toss to Guthrie cut down Rios at the plate.

"Alex thinks he can go, then he hesitates," Ventura said. "That one's an instinct play, you go or you stop. It's little things like that we have to stop doing."

Rios' out became more magnified when Kevin Youkilis singled to left two pitches later.

"If you hesitate and don't get a good read, bad stuff happens when you do that," Rios said. "You have to be aware of the situation, with one out I could have scored on a fly ball. It was a tough read, a bad angle. I hesitated. I've got to go without hesitating."

Perez nabbed Ramirez in the fourth for his fifth pickoff, most among major league catchers.

"I don't know if they've got quicksand around third, but we've been losing guys over there," Ventura said.

Chicago wasted an early 3-0 lead and lost to the sub-.500 Royals for the ninth time in their last 11 meetings.

Billy Butler led off the Royals ninth with a single against Jesse Crain (2-3). Pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson stole second with two down and Jeff Francoeur was walked intentionally. Matt Thornton relieved and Hosmer singled down the third-base line.

Greg Holland (7-4) worked a scoreless ninth for the victory.

Alejandro De Aza, Adam Dunn and A.J. Pierzynski singled in the first to put the White Sox in front 1-0.

Guthrie committed a throwing error in the second that led to two unearned runs. He walked Dan Johnson and gave up an infield single to Ramirez, then made a wild throw to first on Gordon Beckham 's sacrifice that allowed a run to score. Dewayne Wise added an RBI grounder.

Guthrie allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings. The right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.75 ERA in his past nine starts, all of which the Royals have won.

"I didn't have great command or great stuff, but I relied on defensive plays," he said. "Sal made three great plays. I don't think I really settled in. Really each pitch seemed like a struggle, not many at-bats did I feel like I was in control. It was a real struggle. I didn't have a feel for much of what I was doing."

Francisco Liriano held the Royals to one hit in the first four innings, but gave up a two-run triple to Johnny Giavotella in the fifth.

"Gio's hit turned it around," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "We were doing absolutely nothing until then."

Billy Butler doubled in Alex Gordon in the sixth, tying it at 3. Butler has 99 RBIs, the most by a Royals player since Carlos Beltran 's 100 in 2003.

NOTES: White Sox 1B Paul Konerko was held out of the lineup with a sore back. Rios replaced him in the cleanup slot. ... The White Sox continue their trip with a weekend series at Los Angeles. RHP Jake Peavy will start Friday night against the Angels. He is 0-2 with a 5.04 ERA in four career starts vs. the Angels. ... RHP Luis Mendoza , who had strep throat and was scratched from a Wednesday start, will start Friday for the Royals against Cleveland. ... Perez has picked off a franchise-record eight in 104 career games. Darrell Porter held the club record with seven in 492 Royals games from 1977-80.

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