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White Sox edge Royals

Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:57 p.m. CDT
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White Sox starting pitcher Andre Rienzo (left) talks with catcher Tyler Flowers (right) during the sixth inning Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Andre Rienzo (4-0) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.

The Royals' record dropped to 5-15 against American League Central opponents.

Gordon Beckham and Conor Gillaspie, who each had three hits, singled before Dunn homered in the eighth off right-hander Aaron Crow, who had allowed two three-run homers in his past two appearances.

Beckham has hit safely in 13 of his past 15 games, while Gillaspie increased his average to .347.

Royals rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura (2-4) took the loss, allowing four runs and seven hits, including a Tyler Flowers home run, in six innings.

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