White Sox, Royals suspended after eight

CHICAGO -- One day after the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals played 13 innings in a game that included a bench-clearing brawl, there was yet another unconventional occurrence.

Friday’s game was suspended after eight innings because of rain with the score tied 2-2. With rain in the forecast all day Saturday, umpires did their best to let this one continue as long as possible in deteriorating conditions, but after eight innings, the grounds crew was unable to keep up with the elements.

Playing through a cold and steady rain ultimately benefited the White Sox, who tied the game in the seventh inning on an Adam Eaton triple and a Melky Cabrera sacrifice fly.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana gave up two runs on seven hits over five innings with a walk and five strikeouts. Royals starter Danny Duffy gave up one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings with a walk and three strikeouts.

The teams will try and resume the game at 1:10 p.m. CST on Saturday before the regularly scheduled game, but rain also is in the forecast all day Saturday.