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Royals keep White Sox from increasing wild-card lead

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

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.

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Mark Redman rebounds from his previous outing against the Sox, striking out six in seven innings.  (AP)
Mark Redman rebounds from his previous outing against the Sox, striking out six in seven innings. (AP)

Players of the Game
Kansas City

R. Shealy
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 1
Kansas City

A. Berroa
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Chicago White Sox
Pablo Ozuna, LF5020012
Tadahito Iguchi, 2B4010112
Jermaine Dye, RF3110112
Jim Thome, DH4112023
Paul Konerko, 1B3111100
Joe Crede, 3B4000011
A.J. Pierzynski, C4000021
Brian Anderson, CF2000100
   a- Ross Gload, PH1010000
Juan Uribe, SS4000012
a-singled for Anderson in the 9th
2B - Jermaine Dye (, Peralta)
3B - Pablo Ozuna (, Redman)
HR - Jim Thome (, Peralta), Paul Konerko (, Redman)
RBI - Jim Thome 2 (), Paul Konerko ()
Team LOB - 8
Chicago White Sox
Freddy Garcia (L,-) 7855172
Neal Cotts 0.1011100
Brandon McCarthy 0.2211110
IBB - Sweeney by Neal Cotts
Pitches-Strikes - Freddy Garcia 105-74, Neal Cotts 6-1, Brandon McCarthy 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Freddy Garcia 7-6
Batters Faced - Freddy Garcia 29, Neal Cotts 2, Brandon McCarthy 5
Kansas City Royals
David DeJesus, LF4010000
Mark Grudzielanek, 2B4120010
Mark Teahen, 3B4010003
Mike Sweeney, DH2000221
    Jeff Keppinger, PR-DH0100000
Shane Costa, RF3210001
   a- Emil Brown, PH-RF1000002
Ryan Shealy, 1B3223110
Paul Bako, C4011020
Angel Berroa, SS4123010
Joey Gathright, CF4000012
a-popped out for Costa in the 8th
2B - Mark Grudzielanek (, Garcia), Shane Costa (, Garcia)
HR - Ryan Shealy (, Garcia), Angel Berroa (, Garcia)
RBI - Ryan Shealy 3 (), Paul Bako (), Angel Berroa 3 ()
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Shealy 2 (), Paul Bako (), Angel Berroa 2 ()
CS - Ryan Shealy (, 2nd base by Garcia/Pierzynski)
Team LOB - 5
Kansas City Royals
Mark Redman (W,-) 7411461
Joel Peralta (H,) 1222021
Jimmy Gobble 1100010
Pitches-Strikes - Mark Redman 121-73, Joel Peralta 18-15, Jimmy Gobble 15-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Redman 6-9, Joel Peralta 1-0
Batters Faced - Mark Redman 29, Joel Peralta 5, Jimmy Gobble 4
Game Information
Attendance - 20407
Game Time - 2:46
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Tim Timmons