Abreu, Dozier Collide, Royals & ChiSox Split DH

CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Andrew Vaughn, starting the nightcap at first base after AL MVP Jose Abreu was injured in a frightening collision in the first game, homered to send the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 3-1 for a doubleheader split. The Royals ended an 11-game losing streak in the opener 6-2, stopping Chicago’s six-game winning string. The collision occurred when Hunter Dozier, after popping up, jogged out of the batter’s box with his head down and slammed hard into Abreu as he was tracking the ball. Abreu suffered a facial bruise and cut, along with a bruised left knee, and was listed as day to day. Dozier was put on the seven-day concussion injured list.

Chicago White Sox’s Jose Abreu, left, and Kansas City Royals’ Hunter Dozier lay near each other after colliding along the first base line in the second inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader Friday, May 14, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)