Melendez, Royals, beat White Sox 5-3
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, April 8, 2024

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(KANSAS CITY, MO) – MJ Melendez hit his third home run of the series, a two-run drive in a three-run seventh inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. Chicago ended a 19 inning scoreless streak in the fourth and led 3-0 in the fifth before Hunter Renfroe's two-run homer off starter Garrett Crochet. Melendez hit a two-run homer in the sixth off Deivi García (0-2) for a 4-3 lead, his third go-ahead hit of the series. Melendez flipped his bat in triumph. Kansas City added a run when Kyle Isbel reached on what was scored on an infield hit when reliever Dominic Leone failed to catch the throw to first from second baseman Lenyn Sosa. John Schrieber (1-0) pitched a one-hit seventh and James McArthur got three outs for his second save as Kansas City completed its first four-game sweep since 2021. Dominic Fletcher hit an RBI double in the fourth off Alex Marsh and scored on Braden Shewmake’s sacrifice fly, just the third multi-run inning of the season for the White Sox.