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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