White Sox 11, Royals 3: Third rout in a row

The White Sox issued their third straight thumping, but this one was over a wild card contender.

Then again, the Royals didn’t look much like a team with October designs. The White Sox peppered them with hits of various quality early, but self-inflicted mistakes added to the collapse. A six-run sixth put this game well out of reach, and put the Sox in rare territory for a rebuilding team.

Reynaldo Lopez benefited from the attack for his first win as a White Sox. He threw a quality start, isolating his problems to the fifth inning, when Kansas City smacked him