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 to right-center.