White Sox powered by four home runs in 5-2 win over Royals
BY TONI GINNETTI firstname.lastname@example.org April 3, 2013 4:00PM
White Sox Tyler Flowers runs past third base coach Joe McEwing after a home run during the third inning at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Ill., on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. | Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 3, 2013 8:56PM
The White Sox used the long ball to lift starter Jake Peavy to a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field.
The second game of the season drew 14,213 on a chilly afternoon, but four home runs heated things up.
Adam Dunn, Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers [his second of the season] and Alexei Ramirez went deep.
The Royals had only one earned run off Peavy, the other unearned tally coming in the third after errors by Ramirez and Viciedo.
Peavy (1-0) went six innings, giving up four hits and striking out six with no walks.
The Sox scored four runs off Royals starter Ervin Santana (0-1), who struck out eight in six innings but gave up the homers to Dunn, Flowers and Viciedo.
Sox relievers Jesse Crain, Donnie Veal, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Thornton and Addison Reed (second save) worked in relief of Peavy.
The 2-0 start for the Sox is their third in the last nine seasons—the others in 2005 and 2011—and also the third at home in that span.