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Royals 4, White Sox 3: Good riddance, Kansas City

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And it was all downhill from there.
And it was all downhill from there.

The White Sox led this game by a score of 3-0. Then Alex Rios was thrown out trying to score on a not-so-wild pitch to kill one threat, and Alexei Ramirez was picked off third by Salvador Perez to stunt another one.

Then Francisco Liriano got wild, the Royals tied the game at 3, and I came across this blog post about which president would win an all-president knife fight.

I tweeted it after reading it, and while the White Sox stopped putting together threats against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals bullpen, turning down Nate Jones' vulture magic in the process, we were left to entertain ourselves.

So on Twitter, a lot of White Sox fans joined in the conversation about the toughness of presidents. After careful consideration and thoughtful debate on many, many sides, I think I would put my money on Zachary Taylor. He'd probably get decent odds, and he shares a lot of Andrew Jackson's qualities, without drawing the crowd against him like Jackson might.

And by the end, Robin Ventura called for Jesse Crain to intentionally walk Jeff Francoeur with two outs in order to set up a Matt Thornton-Eric Hosmer matchup. Thornton got ahead 0-2, but Hosmer got on top of a fastball up and out of the zone, and poked it down the third base line for the walk-off victory. That's the fourth time this season that the White Sox intentionally walked Francoeur. I don't know why they're so scared of him.

Record: 81-68 | Box score | Play-by-play