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Royals edge White Sox

Sep 26, 2011 - 1:56 AM Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jarrod Dyson's two-run double was all the offense the Royals needed to take a 2-1 victory over the White Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series.

Luis Mendoza (2-0) pitched 7 2/3 strong innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks as Kansas City won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Greg Holland worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and struck out the side in the ninth to earn his fourth save of the year.

Gavin Floyd (12-13) allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while tying a season-high with 10 strikeouts.

Paul Konerko drove in the lone run for Chicago, losers in three of its last four games.

"It seems like we couldn't get anything done all day," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "Once again, we couldn't come through with the two-out RBI."

Floyd did not allow a hit until Lorenzo Cain led off the sixth inning with a line drive single into right. Chris Getz followed with a base hit to center and the runners moved up to second and third on Alcides Escobar's sacrifice bunt. Dyson stepped up next and sent a double into right field, scoring Cain and Getz and putting the Royals up 2-0.

Chicago stranded a runner on second in the sixth, but its best chance to take control of the game came in the eighth.

Gordon Beckham and Alexei Ramirez both singled to knock Mendoza out of the game with two outs. Holland came on next and was greeted by Konerko's double to left that brought Beckham across the plate. A.J. Pierzynski was then intentionally walked to load the bases, but Dayan Viciedo was caught looking at a 1-2 slider on the seventh pitch of his at-bat to end the inning.

Game Notes

Floyd fell to 3-8 in 14 career appearances against the Royals. He has not recorded a win since August 28 at Seattle...Kansas City has a 13-7 mark in rubber games this season...The Royals won the season series between the clubs with an 11-7 record. It is the first time Kansas City won the series since 2000...Kansas City will wrap up its season with a three-game series at Minnesota, while Chicago hosts Toronto to end its campaign.