Yordano Ventura went seven innings in his first start since his plunked Baltimore’s Manny Machado, and the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Sunday for their second straight win after losing eight straight.

The Royals come back home for a seven-game homestand.

Ventura improved to 5-4 and struck out a season-high ten with one walk.  It was his first win since May 17.

The Royals scored on RBI singles in the first and second. Salvador Perez added cushion with a leadoff homer down the left-field line in the ninth that just cleared the pole.