The Royals battled, worked around some challenges and came away with a 5-4 win over the White Sox. The Royals trailed 2-0 in the third inning, but battled back in their half of the frame with RBI’s from Mike Sweeney and Raul Ibanez. With the score tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 7th, Joe Randa blasted a two-run homer to centerfield to make it 5-3. Chicago rallied for a run in the 8th inning to make it 5-4. In the 9th, closer Mike MacDougal opened up with a walk, but worked around it to eventually earn his second save of the season. The victory gave Kansas City a record of 2-0 for the first time since 1979. Jeremy Affeldt wasn’t able to earn the victory despite 5 and 2/3’s innings of work. Albie Lopez got the win in relief. Miguel Asencio gets the start as the Royals look for the sweep against the White Sox this afternoon.
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