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Kansas  City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Dunn homered and drove in three to 
help  the Chicago White Sox to another 7-6 win over the Kansas City Royals in 
the second matchup of a three-game set. 

The White Sox  erased a five-run deficit  on Monday in the opener en route to 
a 7-6 victory. 

Chicago  has won  three straight over the Royals and remained perfect in Andre 
Rienzo's last seven appearances on the hill. 

Rienzo  (4-0) earned  the  win  after striking  out  eight  over six  innings, 
allowing two runs on five hits with two walks. 

"The  offense has  been awesome  all  year," said  Rienzo. "The  team made  it 
happen. It's not about me, it's all about the team." 

Tyler  Flowers also  homered for the White Sox, while Gordon Beckham and Dayan 
Viciedo contributed an RBI apiece in the win. 

Alex  Gordon and Danny Valencia each knocked in two for Kansas City, which saw 
starter  Yordano  Ventura (2-4) take the  loss after surrendering four runs on 
seven hits over six innings. 

The  Royals trailed 7-2  entering the home half of the eighth when they made a 
comeback of their own to make the game interesting in the final stages. 

Eric  Hosmer doubled  to lead off the  eighth and Billy Butler followed with a 
walk. 

Hosmer  and Butler each moved up a base on a passed ball by Flowers and Gordon 
knocked in Hosmer with a groundout to cut. 

Lorenzo  Cain then singled in Butler and later scored on a wild pitch by Frank 
Francisco to make it a 7-5 game. 

Ronald Belisario entered in the ninth to close it out for the visitors and ran 
into some trouble after getting the first two outs of the frame. 

Butler  smacked a  double to right and  Gordon followed with a single to right 
that cut the deficit to one. 

Pinch-runner  Jarrod Dyson  swiped second  for his  sixth stolen  base of  the 
season to move into scoring position. 

Belisario, however, struck out Cain to end it and record his first save of the 
season. 

"(We)  kept battling,"  said Royals manager Ned Yost. "That eighth inning kind 
of put a damper on us. We scored three in the eighth and kept battling." 

Earlier,  Viciedo opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first following 
a two-out triple from Conor Gillaspie. 

Valencia's  two-run double in  the second staked the Royals to a 2-1 lead, but 
the White Sox jumped back in front in the fifth. 

Flowers  hit a solo shot with one out and Beckham knocked in Adam Eaton with a 
single later in the inning. 

Beckham scored on a wild pitch from Ventura to make it 4-2. 

With  two men on  and one out in the eighth, Dunn blasted his seventh homer of 
the season. 

                                   Game Notes 

KC  finished  5-for-15 with runners in  scoring position, while Chicago was 3- 
for-6  in  such situations ... The White Sox placed pitcher Matt Lindstrom on 
the  15-day  disabled list with a  sublexing peroneal tendon in his left ankle 
... Beckham and Gillaspie each had three hits. 

 
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