Castillo’s homer lifts White Sox over Royals



April 16, 2019 - 9:43 AM

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson (7) tags out Kansas City Royals third baseman Hunter Dozier (17) while trying to slide into second base during the eighth inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday in Chicago. The White Sox won, 5-4. Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO (AP) — Welington Castillo atoned for an error with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Monday night.

Castillo’s poor throw on Billy Hamilton’s steal in the seventh helped set up Whit Merrifield’s tiebreaking sacrifice fly. But Castillo came up big after Tim Anderson led off the eighth with a double against Brad Boxberger (0-3), sending an opposite-field drive to right for his first homer of the season.

Manny Bañuelos (1-0) pitched three hitless innings for his first win since 2015, and Alex Colomé worked the ninth for his fourth save in four chances and No. 100 for his career.

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