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Winless in September; Royals drop another one to Chicago

Edwin Encarnacion, Yasmani Grandal White Sox
Posted at 11:08 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 00:08:04-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run homer, Dallas Keuchel threw five scoreless innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2 on Sunday to complete a four-game sweep.

Keuchel left the game with lower back stiffness after throwing a few warmup pitches before the sixth inning and is considered day to day. He threw 49 pitches, allowed two hits and struck out two.

The AL Central-leading White Sox went ahead 5-0 in the seventh inning against reliever Josh Staumont. Encarnacion hit a 448-foot blast into the second deck of the fountains beyond the wall in left-center to score Yasmani Grandal and Jose Abreu.

In the 7th inning, Edward Olivares hit his first home run as a Royal.