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CHICAGO (AP) — Since returning from the disabled list

last month Bradley Zimmer Jersey , Nicky Delmonico had been searching for rhythm and consistency at the plate.He found both Friday night.Jose Abreu and Delmonico hit three-run homers in a seven-run, seventh-inning outburst, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 9-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.Delmonico went 2 for 4 and had a career-high five RBIs. Before Friday, he was 8 for 44 (.182) with 17 strikeouts in his last 14 games.“I felt good today,” said Delmonico, who spent two months on the DL with a broken hand. “I feel like I’m starting to get my rhythm back and not trying to do too much.”Tim Anderson went 3 for 3 with a walk and two stolen bases for Chicago.Abreu’s homer was his 22nd. The White Sox have homered in a season-high nine straight games, totaling 13 during that stretch.James Shields (5-14) allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings to snap a five-start winless streak. He last win was on July 13, also against Kansas City.Whit Merrifield went 2 for 2 with two walks and an RBI for the Royals.Yoan Moncada, who was inserted back into the leadoff spot on Friday, started the rally in the seventh with a walk. Yolmer Sanchez then followed with a slow grounder to shortstop that Alcides Escobar booted for an error — snapping the Royals’ 16-game errorless streak.Right-hander Jason Adam came on to replace Tim Hill (1-4) and Abreu hit the first pitch into the left-center bleachers to give the White Sox a 5-3 lead.“You can’t throw belt-high fastballs down the middle to Abreu,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He can hammer it. Jason’s been throwing the ball good for us. Tonight he was just center-cutting a lot of fastballs.”Chicago wasn’t through. After Matt Davidson struck out for the first out, Leury Garcia singled and stole second. After Omar Narvaez walked, Anderson singled to drive in Garcia and make it 6-3. Delmonico then followed with his three-run blast into the right-field bleachers.“I was just looking for a pitch to jump on early and he grooved me a fastball,” Delmonico said.Kansas City took a 3-0 lead in the third on run-scoring singles by Merrifield and Salvador Perez, and a sacrifice fly by Alex Gordon.Chicago pulled within 3-2 with a run in the fourth and sixth.YANKEDWhite Sox RF Avisail Garcia was pulled after the second for not running out a short pop fly to right field on the last out of the first. Garcia played the field in the second and then was replaced.“I didn’t think he gave me an effort on the Texas leaguer,” manager Rick Renteria said.Garcia Brandon Guyer Jersey , who’s dealing with a nagging knee injury, said he felt a click in his knee and that’s why he didn’t run hard.CASTILLO RETURNSWhite Sox C Welington Castillo began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday, going 1 for 4 as the DH in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to Louisville. Castillo, 31, was suspended for 80 games on May 24 for violating MLB’s drug policy. He is eligible to return to the majors on Thursday when Chicago begins a four-game series at Detroit.Renteria said Castillo will resume his role as the No. 1 catcher if he’s physically up to the task.TRAINER’S ROOMRoyals: OF Brian Goodwin (left groin strain) continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha as the DH on Friday. After a day off on Saturday, the plan is for Goodwin to play five innings in the outfield on Sunday.White Sox: Leury Garcia (strained left hamstring) was activated from the 10-day DL before the game. He entered in the third inning, replacing Avisail Garcia. OF Ryan LaMarre was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following Wednesday’s game at Detroit, opening the roster spot.UP NEXTChicago RHP Dylan Covey (4-9, 6.06 ERA) looks to snap out of an extended rough stretch on Saturday night in the second game of the series. Covey is 1-8 with an 8.94 ERA in his last 10 starts. RHP Brad Keller (5-5, 3.40) pitches for the Royals after allowing just one run in seven innings against Toronto in last start on Monday. The New York Yankees suffered a double loss on Sunday.The Yankees, heading for the American League wild card and fighting to maintain home-field advantage for that game against the Oakland A’s, failed to finish off a sweep of the Baltimore Orioles, blowing a 3-0 lead and losing, 6-3.Then, after the game , New York manager Aaron Boone revealed Didi Gregorius suffered torn cartilage in his right wrist diving into home with the run that clinched the Yankees’ return to the postseason.Article continues below ...The shortstop received a cortisone injection and reported improvement after Sunday’s game.“Didi’s a great player and obviously I think everyone in this room understands how important he is to our team,” Boone said after the game. “Kind of an anchor for us defensively in the infield, and obviously what he brings from the left side of the plate. So, we’ll cross that bridge when we get there, but hopefully we get some good news here in a few days.” The most likely move for the Yankees, who finished their home schedule Sunday and open a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday night in St. Petersburg, would be to shift Gleyber Torres back to second base and play Neil Walker at second with Gregorius out.Gregorius is batting .268, with a career-high 27 homers, 86 RBIs and 10 stolen bases this season.“Well it feels a little bit better now,” he said. “I know it happened yesterday during the game. I slid into home plate, my right hand got stuck. We were celebrating everything was fine. I went home, fine. I woke up this morning, it wasn’t feeling good. I came up here and we did an MRI. It showed I had a small tear in the wrist.”The Yankees maintained their 1 1/2-game lead over the Oakland A’s for home field in the wild card as the A’s lost to the Minnesota Twins in Oakland.The loss kept champagne on ice for the A’s, and allows the Rays to live another day in their late-season chase for the second wild card — the Oakland magic number remaining at 1.Blake Snell won his 21st game of the season and moved a step closer to the Rays’ second Cy Young Award Sunday in Toronto.While the Yankees have not named a starter for Monday, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said he will start “opener” Diego Castillo, with rookie Ryan Yarbrough Josh Tomlin Jersey , a 15-game winner, getting the bulk of the innings.Monday is Luis Severino’s regular day but no starter had been announced for the visitors, who missed a chance to go a season-high 37 games over .500 Sunday.Snell joined David Price as the Rays’ only 20-game winners and passed Price for most wins in a season. His ERA is down to 1.90 and he struck out 11 in 6 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday.“I think he’s pretty much cemented his case that he belongs not just in the (Cy Young) conversation, but right at the top of the list,” Cash said.Said teammate Kevin Kiermaier: “If today wasn’t a final nod, then I don’t know what is. The guy is just absolutely dominant.”The Rays lead the season series with the Yankees 8-7, but have gone 5-1 against New York at the Trop.Willie Adames missed Sunday’s game for Tampa Bay because of illness and Kiermaier left the game after running into the wall in the eighth inning — and is considered day-to-day.For the Yankees, Aaron Hicks, who had the winning hit Saturday, fouled a ball off his ankle before getting the hit and was rested Sunday.The Yankees have three possibilities to start the wild-card game and will spend this week both trying to nail down the home field and getting things in line.“We want to be at home,” said Boone.The Yankees and A’s split six games this season, but the Yankees currently hold the tiebreaker for home field because of their divisional record (39-30/35-35).Severino is 7-2 with a 3.06 ERA lifetime against the Rays, 2-1 with a 3.43 in St. Petersburg. He is 2-1 against Tampa Bay this season but was strafed by the Rays in July.Mallex Smith is 3-for-10 (.300) against Severino, but both Jesus Sucre and Joey Wendle are 1-for-9 (.111).


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