KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ryan Shealy and Angel Berroa each homered and drove in three runs, and Mark Redman pitched seven strong innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Sunday.
Paul Konerko and Jim Thome homered for the White Sox, who maintained its half-game lead over Minnesota in the AL wild-card standings. The Twins also lost Sunday, falling 10-1 at New York.
Redman, who gave up eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings in a loss at Chicago on Aug. 14, held the White Sox to one run and four hits. He struck out six and walked four, and tied a season high with 123 pitches.
Redman (9-8), who shut out Minnesota in his previous start, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the third by striking out Thome.
Konerko gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead in the second, giving him 30 homers for the third straight season and fourth time in his career.
Berroa tied it by sending an 0-1 pitch from Freddy Garcia into the White Sox's bullpen over the left-field fence in the third, snapping an 0-for-13 skid.
In the fourth, Shane Costa grounded into a fielder's choice with one out, and Shealy homered to left to give the Royals a 3-1 lead. Shealy entered hitting .395 with eight RBI in his last 11 games, and 22 in 33 games being acquired in a four-player trade with Colorado on July 31.
Costa hit a one-out double in the sixth and scored on Shealy's single to center.
Thome homered in the eighth after Jermaine Dye had doubled off reliever Joel Peralta to cut the Royals' lead to 4-3.
Garcia (13-9), 3-0 in his previous four starts, gave up five runs on eight hits in seven-plus innings.
The Royals added three runs in the eighth on Berroa's two-run single and Paul Bako's infield single.
Dye, who struck out in all four of his at-bats Saturday, struck out in the first inning Sunday. He ended the skid by walking in the third. ... Royals LF David DeJesus singled in the fifth and has hit safely in 12 of 13 games. ... Chicago 3B Joe Crede went 0-for-4, snapping his 10-game hitting streak.