Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Jordan Danks hit his first home run of the
season and it proved to be the difference-maker, as his two-out, solo shot in
the 11th gave the White Sox the go-ahead run in their 2-1 victory over the
Kansas City Royals on Monday.
Alexei Ramirez hit a game-tying bases loaded infield single with two outs in
the ninth to send the game to extras. Starter Chris Sale tossed 7 1/3 solid
innings for Chicago, which halted a two-game losing skid to take the finale of
this three-game set.
Jesse Crain (1-1) picked up the win after retiring the side in the 10th.
Addison Reed earned his 11th save of the season with a perfect 11th.
Billy Butler drove in the lone run in the first inning for Kansas City, which
had won seven of its last eight at home versus the White Sox.
James Shields tossed eight shutout innings and allowed two hits and two walks
while striking out a season-high nine batters. Greg Holland had a blown save
after allowing three straight singles in the ninth and eventually, Ramirez'
tying infield single.
Kelvin Herrera (2-3) absorbed the loss thanks to serving up Danks' solo blast
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