Two homestate heroes returned to Missouri to help the White Sox edge out the Royals 7-5 in 10 innings, Tuesday.

White Sox starter Mark Buehrle, a St. Louis, MO native, pitched six innings, giving up two runs on four hits and striking out three. He left the game with the lead, but the Royals mounted a comeback erasing him from the decision. Former Royals reliever Mike MacDougal pitched an inning of relief. David Riske got the win. Bobby Jenks gave up a home run in the tenth but held on to earn his 29th save of the year.

The biggest hero for the ChiSox was Westphalia, MO native Joe Crede. The third baseman was 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. His 23rd homer this season set a career-high for him. But it was single in the tenth that drove in the go-ahead run that Crede enjoyed the most.

Mark Teahen had three hits and two RBI for the Royals. Outfielder Reggie Sanders returned from the disabled list to go 2-for-4 with two RBI. First baseman Ryan Shealy, who Kansas City received in a trade this week, was hitless in four at bats in his first game with the team. Reliever Scott Dohmann, who came over from Colorado with Shealy, gave up a run and three hits in 1.1 innings.

In a separate trade made earlier this month, the Royals acquired starting pitcher Odalis Perez from the Dodgers. He made his first start for the Royals, Tuesday allowing two runs on three hits in four innings. Ambiorix Burgos surrendered three runs in 1.2 innings to get the loss.

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