"It stayed up and started up too high and didn't have the action I wanted it to," Hill said. "I didn't want to walk him, but at the same time, you don't want to give him a hitter's pitch. Just one of those things. Do better next time."
Meanwhile the Royals' offense, which was 29th in baseball in average with runners in scoring position coming in, was 1-for-12 with RISP on Friday and is now hitting .180 in that department.
But trailing, 4-2, the Royals tied it in the seventh after Whit Merrifield and Mike Moustakas led off with singles. After a flyout moved Merrifield to third, he scored on a wild pitch. Later, Moustakas scored when White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson, with two out, threw wild to first on a routine grounder from Jorge Soler.
Royals left-hander Danny Duffy finished strong, retiring the last seven batters he faced. But the bottom of the order hurt him as Leury Garcia tripled in a run and scored in the second, and Adam Engel tripled in a run in the fourth.
Duffy also fell prey to Davidson, who blasted another home run to lead off the fourth.
"I don't often pitch around people," said Duffy, who went six innings and gave up six hits and four runs. "I've maybe done it two or three times in my career. But I tried to tonight with him and hung a 3-1 slider. What do you do? He's red-hot."
MOMENT THAT MATTERED Moustakas continued his strong start to the season and belted his eighth home run with one out in the first, giving the Royals a 1-0 lead. It was projected to have traveled 438 feet to left-center, according to Statcast™.
UP NEXT Royals right-hander Trevor Oaks will be the 26th man and make his Major League debut against righty Carson Fulmer and the White Sox in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader at 1:15 p.m. CT. Oaks, acquired in a trade with the Dodgers in January, was 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA at Triple-A Omaha. Left-hander Eric Skoglund (0-2, 8.59 ERA) will start the nightcap at 7:15. Skoglund gave up four runs over five innings on Sunday in Detroit.