Jose Abreu, Hunter Dozier in horrifying pop-up collision

CHICAGO — White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas Metropolis batter Hunter Dozier had been compelled to go away after a daunting collision on a popup, and the Royals ended an 11-game dropping streak by beating Chicago 6-2 Friday within the opener of a doubleheader.

Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer and Michael A. Taylor had a two-run drive because the Royals stopped Chicago’s six-game successful streak.

“That one was heavy,” Kansas Metropolis supervisor Mike Matheny mentioned. “Guys got here out with a little bit little bit of life and gave us a little bit little bit of room.”

“You simply want a little bit little bit of that reinforcement with the great issues that occurred. We had guys taking walks, getting singles, working deep counts,” he mentioned.

After popping up within the second inning, Dozier jogged out of the batter’s field along with his head down and grazed previous catcher Yasmani Grandal. Dozier took one other couple of steps after which slammed onerous into Abreu as he was monitoring the ball, knocking each gamers to the bottom about 20 ft from the plate.

Grandal caught the ball as trainers and medical staffs got here onto the sector. After jiffy, Abreu obtained up and left the sector strolling on his personal, however the AL MVP regarded dazed along with his arms draped round two staffers.

Abreu suffered a facial bruise and lower, together with a bruised left knee. Assessments for a concussion had been unfavorable and his standing was day-to-day.

Dozier had a bruised quadricep and neck discomfort. He additionally was day-to-day.

However each managers had been relieved.

“All of us went in and checked on [Abreu],” Chicago’s Tony La Russa mentioned. “He’s sore, but it surely might have been worse.”

Jose Abreu and Hunter Dozier after they collided on May 14, 2021
Jose Abreu and Hunter Dozier after they collided on Might 14, 2021

La Russa mentioned Abreu instructed him he needed to play in Friday’s second recreation. That gained’t occur.

“He’s a stallion,” La Russa mentioned. “Hopefully we will dedicate a win to him within the second recreation.”

After the opener, Matheny mentioned Dozier was nonetheless being checked by medical employees.

“That was violent. That was scary,” Matheny mentioned. “It regarded like (Dozier) was making an attempt to get away from the catcher and didn’t see Abreu coming in.”

When play resumed, Taylor homered on the primary pitch from Lucas Giolito (2-4).

Brad Keller (3-4) allowed two runs on 5 hits in 5 innings to assist Kansas Metropolis finish its longest dropping streak since a 12-game slide in 2012.

Carlos Santana added an RBI for the Royals, who gained for the primary time since Might 1 at Minnesota after they had the perfect report within the majors.

Giolito scuffled whereas permitting 5 hits and strolling three in six innings. Abreu and Andrew Vaughn every had sacrifice flies for Chicago, which entered with the perfect report within the majors.

“Not nice, I gave up 5 runs,” Giolito mentioned. “We had a pleasant successful streak and it’s over. I assumed I threw the ball properly, however a three-run homer, two-run homer. It’s not good.”

The White Sox took a 1-0 lead within the first on Abreu’s flyball.

Taylor’s homered made it 2-1 and Perez homered within the third.

Vaughn’s sacrifice fly within the fourth lower it to 5-2. Santana singled within the last run within the seventh.

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