White Sox hit four homers, down Royals

5:20 PM, Apr 3, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Alexei Ramirez, Adam Dunn and Tyler Flowers each hit solo homers as the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-2, in the middle installment of a three-game series.

Dayan Viciedo added a two-run homer for the White Sox, who saw starter Jake Peavy (1-0) last six innings and strike out six batters while allowing two runs -- one earned -- on four hits.

Peavy finished with a 11-12 record with 194 strike outs over 32 starts last season and was rewarded with his third All-Star campaign of his career.

Billy Butler had an RBI and Alex Gordon hit a double and scored a run for the Royals, who have dropped the first two games of this series. Starter Ervin Santana (0-1) picked up the loss and allowed four runs on five hits -- including three home runs -- but did strike out eight batters in defeat.

The 29-year-old righty went 9-13 last season with a disappointing 5.16 earned run average over 30 starts and was acquired this past offseason to help bolster an improving Royals pitching staff. Santana had spent his entire eight-year major league career with the Los Angeles Angels.

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