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Royals Fall to Chi-Sox

Posted: 11:18 PM, Jul 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-14 00:21:39-04
Royals Fall to Chi-Sox

  Leury Garcia  had three hits and three RBI, All-Star  Jose Abreu  homered for the first time in July, and the  Chicago White Sox  beat the  Kansas City Royals  9-6 on Friday night.

Garcia doubled in two runs in the first, singled in the third and connected for a solo drive in the sixth.  Omar Narvaez  added a two-run homer in the eighth off  Kevin McCarthy  and  Joakim Soria  pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 17 chances.

James Shields  (4-10) pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning as the White Sox earned their second straight win after a six-game slide. They finished with 14 hits against the AL Central-worst Royals.

Whit Merrifield  had two hits and scored two runs for Kansas City, which has dropped 12 of 13.  Brad Keller  (2-4) was tagged for five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.