Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Lorenzo Cain's second home run of the game
provided the difference against the White Sox, as his two-run blast in the
ninth inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 7-5 victory in the opener of a
three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.
Cain hit a solo homer in the fifth, then took Addison Reed deep in the half-
inning after Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera (2-2) stranded the bases loaded to
keep it a 5-5 game.
The win was the sixth straight by Kansas City over the White Sox, who lead the
Tigers by a half-game in the AL Central race. Detroit is playing the Angels in
Anaheim later Friday.
Salvador Perez had a two-run homer for the Royals, who had lost five of seven
Alexei Ramirez, A.J. Pierzynski and DeWayne Wise each homered in the loss,
Chicago's eighth in its last 11 games.
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