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Royals hit 4 HRs, Chen sparkles vs. White Sox

Sep 24, 2011 - 5:24 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar and Jeff Francoeur each homered as the Royals hammered the White Sox, 11-1, to open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

Bruce Chen (12-8) allowed one run on two hits and a walk through eight innings in the Royals' ninth win in 11 games.

"He made some adjustments and threw a very, very good ball game," Royals manager Ned Yost said.

Paul Konerko homered and Dayan Viciedo singled to record the White Sox's only hits.

Zach Stewart (2-6) allowed nine runs on 12 hits in four-plus innings as Chicago lost for the 10th time in 13 games.

"They're a good hitting team and they're not a selfish team," Stewart said of the Royals.

Kansas City struck first on Hosmer's leadoff home run into the bleachers in right field in the second inning.

The Royals added to their lead in the third. Escobar singled to start the frame and Lorenzo Cain followed with a double, putting men on second and third. A Melky Cabrera groundout to second plated Escobar before Billy Butler's sacrifice fly to right brought Cain across the plate.

Perez hammered a three-run homer and Escobar then smacked a solo shot in the fourth to give the Royals a 7-0 lead.

Francoeur added a two-run home run in the fifth, and Johnny Giavotella scored on a wild pitch and Butler doubled in Cabrera in the eighth to finalize the scoring for Kansas City.

Chicago got on the board in the seventh inning on Konerko's solo home run to left.

Game Notes

Royals left fielder Alex Gordon missed the game with the flu...Moustakas extended his hit streak to 11 games...With the home run, Francoeur became the fourth Royals player to hit 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in a season. He joins Carlos Beltran, Bo Jackson and Amos Otis...Chen improved to 3-4 in 15 career meetings against the White Sox...Stewart dropped his third straight start...Kansas City leads the season series 10-6, meaning Chicago will lose the series for the first time since 2000.








  • KANSAS CITY: 11
    CHICAGO: 1
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    Sep 23 10:34 PM


  • Billy Butler double to left scored Melky Cabrera. Runner on second with two outs and Eric Hosmer due up.

    Royals 11, White Sox 1  Top 8, 2 OutsSep 23 10:08 PM


  • Lorenzo Cain grounded out pitcher to first. None on with two outs and Melky Cabrera due up.

    Royals 10, White Sox 1  Top 8, 2 OutsSep 23 10:05 PM


  • Paul Konerko lead-off Home Run (31) to left. A.J. Pierzynski due up.

    Royals 9, White Sox 1  Bot 7, 0 OutsSep 23 9:53 PM
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  • Will Ohman enters the game for the White Sox with none on and none out.

    Royals 9, White Sox 0  Top 5, 0 OutsSep 23 9:18 PM


  • Alcides Escobar one-out, solo Home Run (4) to left. Lorenzo Cain due up.

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  • Billy Butler sacrifice fly out to right scored Lorenzo Cain. None on with two outs and Eric Hosmer due up.

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  • Melky Cabrera ground out second to first scored Alcides Escobar. On the play, Lorenzo Cain advances to third. Runner on third with one out and Billy Butler due up.

    Royals 2, White Sox 0  Top 3, 1 OutSep 23 8:46 PM


  • Eric Hosmer lead-off Home Run (19) to center. Jeff Francoeur due up.

    Royals 1, White Sox 0  Top 2, 0 OutsSep 23 8:25 PM


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