The Royals dropped their fifth straight game with a 4-3 loss to the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium Sunday, though the bullpen prevented it from being a win.
The Royals got down 2-0 in the first inning when Ross Gload drove in a run off starter Danny Bautista with a single. Later in the inning Timo Perez made it 2-0 with a sacrifice grounder. It stayed 2-0 the fifth inning until Ruben Gotay drove in Joe McEwing with a single. Gotay later scored on a fielding error, which tied it at 2-2.
Kansas city took the lead in the seventh inning, when outfielder Matt Stairs hit a solo homer to give make the score 3-2.
In the top of the eighth, Jamie Cerda allowed two runners on base and was relieved by Shawn Camp, who struck out Jermaine Dye for the second out. But Camp’s smile was quickly removed after he allowed back to back RBI singles to Aaron Rowand and Pablo Ozuna to give the White Sox the lead and the win.
With the loss, the Royals drop to 4-15, which is the worst record in the major leagues.