Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - It all started with a Jeff Francoeur bunt.
Francoeur started a seventh-inning rally that snowballed into four unanswered
runs after Billy Butler's career-best 22nd home run in the eighth, as Kansas
City downed the Chicago White Sox, 5-2, in the middle installment of a three-
game set at U.S. Cellular Field.
Butler was 2-for-4 with a long two-run shot that punctuated a late offensive
onslaught for the Royals, who have won two of three. The Royals managed just
one run and two hits through six frames before registering four consecutive
singles in the go-ahead seventh.
Bruce Chen (8-9) won for the first time since June 26, scattering just two
runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and one walk in 6 2/3 frames. Greg
Holland pitched a clean ninth frame for his second save.
Jake Peavy (9-8) was the hard-luck loser, cruising before falling into trouble
in the seventh. The right-hander gave up three runs on seven hits with four
strikeouts and three walks over 6 2/3 frames. Alex Rios finished 2-for-4 and
Gordon Beckham hit his 11th home run of the season in defeat.
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