CHICAGO, May 13 (UPI) -- Luis Mendoza gave up one run over 5 2/3 innings of emergency relief Sunday and Kansas City scored six late runs in its 9-1 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Mendoza (2-2) was pressed into service after Kansas City starter Danny Duffy was pulled from the game in the first inning. The Royals didn't issue a statement on why Duffy was taken out.
Mendoza allowed seven hits, walked two and struck out four, while five Royals relievers combined to shut out the Chisox the rest of the way.
Kansas City took the rubber match of its three-game road series.
Paul Konerko drove in the only run for the Chisox.