For the second straight game the Royals were held to one run and for the second straight game, Mike Sweeney drove in that run. The result was the same, as the Royals lost their third straight falling to the White Sox 3-1. Sweeney was 1-3 on the evening as his batting averaged remained at .342. He trails Manny Ramirez for the A.L. lead, who’s hitting .343. Kansas City was held to just four hits on the evening. Starter Jeff Suppan lasted eight innings and was the Royals only pitcher. He was charged with his tenth loss in a row, dropping to 8-16 on the season. The defeat marked their 53rd loss on the road this season, which ties franchise mark for road futility set by the 1970 and 1992 clubs. Their worst overall record for a full season is 65-98, set by the 1999 team. The Royals are currently 58-94 with ten games to go.
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