CHICAGO — José Abreu scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning as the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Sox scored twice in the ninth to salvage a split of the four-game series.
The Sox entered the ninth trailing 3-2. Tim Anderson, who went 3-for-5, started the inning with a double off Wade Davis and moved to third on a bunt by Adam Eaton.
Yoán Moncada knocked him in with a single to center, tying the score at 3.
After Davis hit Abreu with a pitch, Yermín Mercedes singled to right, but Moncada ran through a stop sign and was thrown out at the plate by Whit Merrifield. Abreu advanced to third on the play.
With Yasmani Grandal at the plate, Davis threw a 1-1 knuckle-curve into the dirt. The ball bounced away but not very far from catcher Cam Gallagher. Abreu sprinted home and slid and avoided Gallagher’s tag. After a review, the call stood as the Sox ended their homestand on a positive note.
The Sox, who lead the American League Central at 24-15, begin a three-game series in Minnesota on Monday.