Michael A. Taylor’s single in 10th propels Royals over White Sox

Michael A. Taylor’s two-out single in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Royals a 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday night.

Taylor’s fourth career walk-off RBI drove in Hunter Dozier from second.

Scott Barlow (3-3) earned the victory for the Royals. Ryan Burr (2-1) took the loss.

Salvador Perez’s 438-foot home run with one out in the ninth tied the score off Liam Hendriks, who suffered his fifth blown save.

Eloy Jimenez, who returned from a season-long stint on the injured list Monday, left the game with right groin tightness.

Chicago starter Lucas Giolito continued to pitch well against the Royals in Kansas City. Giolito allowed one run on four hits in six-plus innings, striking out seven and walking one. He is 5-1 all-time in Kauffman Stadium with a 2.74 ERA. He’s thrown a quality start in eight of his 10 of his starts in Kansas City. He’s allowed three runs or fewer in all 10 starts.

Kris Bubic allowed two runs on five hits in six-plus innings. He walked one and struck out three.

The Royals chased Giolito with back-to-back doubles leading off the seventh inning from Perez and Jorge Soler. Soler then went to third on an error by left fielder Andrew Vaughn. Aaron Bummer came in with no outs and the tying run on third but kept the Royals in check.

Both starting pitchers cruised through the early innings. Giolito allowed just a second-inning walk, striking out five in the first four innings. Bubic was almost as good. He allowed an infield single in the second and a double in the fourth, but didn’t surrender a run in his first four innings.

The White Sox finally got to Bubic in the fifth. Bubic gave up singles to Andrew Vaughn, Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick. Mendick’s single up the middle scored Vaughn. Taylor’s throw from center field was off-line to Royals catcher Perez, who threw to second. Whit Merrifield chased Mendick back to first, allowing Garcia to score as well.

Giolito didn’t give up a hit until a two-out Ryan O’Hearn infield single in the fifth.