White Sox Vs. Royals Recap: Adam Dunn's Strikeout Streak Ends At 36 Games, Sox Win 5-0

Chicago White Sox slugger Adam Dunn started his series against the Kansas City Royals with a long first-inning home run -- which means he has already matched his 2011 HR total (11) -- and that's all scoring the Sox needed to grab a win on Friday. The biggest moment from Dunn came from what he didn't do, however. He entered the series with a 36-game strikeout streak, one shy of the major league record, and even though he ran up two strikes in each of his four plate appearances on Friday, Dun avoided infamy and broke his dubious streak.

Meanwhile, Gavin Floyd pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings to get the win. Most of the night was easy for Floyd, but he did load the bases in the eighth inning and pitched out of the jam with some help from Matt Thornton. The Sox offense hummed along, as Alejandro De Aza, Gordon Beckham and Adam Dunn all produced two-hit nights.

Entering Saturday's game, the Sox have the best run differential in the AL Central and they sit in third place with a 16-17 record.

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