The Royals dropped their third straight decision with a 6-4 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday. Mike Wood, who had given up just one run in his last two starts, completed just four innings and allowed three runs off five hits.
Wood was the recipient of a 1-0 lead, when Angel Berroa scored on a fielding error by White Sox starting pitcher Jose Contreras. But that lead didn’t last long. Wood allowed three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Former Royals outfielder Jermaine Dye tied the game with an RBI triple. A.J. Pierzynski gave the White Sox the lead with a single to drive in Dye. Juan Uribe, who is hitting .487 this month, made it 3-1 with a double to score Pierzynski.
Wood was replaced by Kyle Snyder in the fifth inning. After getting the first two outs of the inning, Snyder surrendered a single to Carl Everett and an RBI double to Aaron Rowand to give the White Sox a 4-1 lead.
In the fifth, Angel Berroa’s fielding error cost the Royals another run and Chicago led 5-1.
Kansas City cut the lead to one run when Mike Sweeney doubled to right, to score Chip Ambres. After Matt Stairs walked, Terrence Long scored on a wild pitch. Berroa later reached on an infield single to score Sweeney and the score was 5-4. But the Royals got no closer.
Wood fell to 4-7, while Contreras improved to 12-7.