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Royals 11, White Sox 1: Stewart gets stomped

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There was plenty of this.
There was plenty of this.

The White Sox returned to U.S. Cellular for a season-ending six-game homestand. They've played so poorly in their home digs, and based on how this one turned out, they may as well end the season now.

Zach Stewart received his first major-league butt-whooping, whlie the offense raised the white flag against Bruce Chen. Yes, this game truly had anything.

The bulk of the details of this game ring hollow, but to put it simply, Stewart couldn't throw much that wasn't grooved. He gave up nine runs on 12 hits over four innings, and four different Royals took him deep for four no-doubters. It was the first time a Sox pitcher allowed four home runs since Bartolo Colon on June 7, 2009.

Making matters worse, Stewart also committed a pair of throwing errors.

On the other side of the line score, Paul Konerko led off the seventh with a homer to left, which helped the Sox save a little bit of their dignity. They didn't have much else, as Chen and Vin Mazzaro combined to hold the Sox to two hits. Dayan Viciedo had the other one. It was an infield single.

Record: 76-81 | Box score | Play-by-play