Final
  for this game

Rookie pitchers square off for White Sox, Royals

Sep 27, 2007 - 1:18 PM Kansas City (69-89) at Chi White Sox (68-90), 8:11 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- A pair of rookie starting pitchers will square off as the Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox in the rubber game of a three-game series on Thursday.

With four games to play, the Royals are also trying to avoid finishing in last place of the American League Central for the fourth consecutive season. They are currently in fourth, one game ahead of the White Sox.

Billy Buckner (1-1, 4.50 ERA) will be making his fifth career start for Kansas City. In his last start, the 24-year-old righthander gave up three runs over five innings against Detroit on Friday. He earned his only major league win against Cleveland on September 16.

The White Sox will counter with Lance Broadway (0-1, 2.08), who is making his first career start. The 24-year-old righthander has made three relief appearances this year, the last coming on September 11. He has given up one run in 4 1/3 innings pitched.

Chicago is currently 12-11 in September as it tracks its first winning month since going 12-11 in April. Kansas City has lost three of their past four games.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    KANSAS CITY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
    CHI WHITE SOX 3 1 0 2 0 0 4 0 x 10 10 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: KAN - BILLY BUCKNER, JORGE DE LA ROSA (7TH), DAVID RISKE (7TH) AND
    JOHN BUCK
    CHA - LANCE BROADWAY, MATT THORNTON (7TH), BOBBY JENKS
    (9TH) AND A.J. PIERZYNSKI

    HOM

    Sep 27 10:41 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY A.J. PIERZYNSKI SCORED PAUL KONERKO AND LUIS
    TERRERO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, A PIERZYNSKI ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 10 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: S PODSEDNIK (.252, 2-FOR-3)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 10:16 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY LUIS TERRERO SCORED DANNY RICHAR AND
    JIM THOME.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L TERRERO ON SECOND, P KONERKO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: A PIERZYNSKI (.261, 0-FOR-3)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 10:15 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY JASON SMITH ALLOWED JUAN URIBE TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, D RICHAR ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.267, 0-FOR-2)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 9:21 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JUAN URIBE SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J URIBE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: D RICHAR (.224, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 9:19 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DANNY RICHAR SCORED SCOTT PODSEDNIK.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0
    CHI WHITE SOX 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J OWENS (.267, 0-FOR-1)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 8:49 PM


  • AL
    AT CHI WHITE SOX - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY PAUL KONERKO (30) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF BILLY BUCKNER SCORED JOSH FIELDS AND JIM THOME.
    CURRENT SCORE: KANSAS CITY 0, CHI WHITE SOX 3
    DUE UP FOR CHI WHITE SOX: J DYE (.253, 28 HR, 77 RBI)

    Royals vs. White SoxSep 27 8:26 PM