Jul 30, 2021 10:35 AM

⚾Hernandez 6 innings for Royals in 5-0 win over White Sox

Posted Jul 30, 2021 10:35 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Hernandez pitched six scoreless innings, Salvador Perez homered again and the Kansas City Royals beat the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox 5-0.

Perez put the Royals ahead with his 25th homer, a two-run shot in the first inning off Carlos Rodon.

Kansas City won three out of four games in the series that ended with a blistering matinee.

It was 95 degrees at the start of the game with a heat index of 106. Hernandez allowed just four hits, with one walk and four strikeouts.

Rodon gave up four runs on eight hits over four taxing innings.