August 19, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-US PRESSWIRE

White Sox Vs. Royals: South Siders Swept In Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals completed a three-game series sweep over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Final Score: Chicago Survives No-Hit Scare But Loses 5-2

Jeremy Guthrie held the Chicago White Sox hitless for 6.2 innings before the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-2 win on Sunday. Guthrie went 7.2 innings giving up two runs (none earned) on three hits while striking out five.

White Sox starter Jose Quintana was also solid, giving up two runs in seven innings while striking out five.

The Royals got on the board in the sixth inning when Salvador Perez hit a two-RBI double.

The White Sox finally got a hit in the seventh on a bobble by Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, and later in the eighth would again benefit from Hosmer's shaky defense, scoring two runs on an error.

The Royals answered in the bottom of the eighth against Jesse Crain, when Perez came through again with an RBI single. The team would add an insurance run later in the inning on an error by A.J. Pierzynski.

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White Sox Vs. Royals: Adam Dunn Disappointed 400th Career Home Run Came In Defeat

While there's still reason to celebrate, Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn displayed disappointment to reporters after hitting his 400th career home run in the team's 9-4 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. As CSN Chicago's Dan Hayes writes, Dunn was hoping that his 400th bomb would be part of a winning effort:

It’s the worst-case scenario. We played two bad games. It was just a disaster from the get-go. It’s hard to enjoy. I wish it would have obviously come in a win for sure. That makes anything a lot better.

Even so, Dunn's accomplishment is one worth celebrating, even if he's not especially thrilled. The 32-year-old is the 50th player in MLB history to reach the 400-home run threshold, and given his youth it seems likely that he'll continue his climb up the all-time leaderboards.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Kevin Youkilis Gets Day Off As White Sox Try To Avoid Sweep

The Chicago White Sox will rest Kevin Youkilis as the team tries to avoid a sweep against the Kansas City Royals. The White Sox have been swept just once this season. Ray Olmedo will play third base for the White Sox in place of Youkilis.

Jose Quintana starts for Chicago against Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals.

Lineups:

White Sox (65-54)

9. Ray Olmedo (S) 3B

Royals (53-66)

5. Salvador Perez (R) C

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White Sox Vs. Royals Preview: Chicago Looks To Avoid The Kansas City Sweep

The Chicago White Sox lead the AL Central by the slimmest of margins over the Detroit Tigers and can ill-afford another loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals have taken the last two games from the White Sox and will be looking for the sweep.

Jose Quintana will get the start on the mound for Chicago. The left-hander has been solid all year long as he currently has a record of 5-2 and an ERA of 2.77. In his last 10 outings, the 23-year-old has gone 3-1 (with his last win coming against the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 14) and has a 3.09 ERA.

First pitch of the Sunday's series finale against Kansas City will be at 1:10 p.m. CT.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Final Score: Chicago Loses To Kansas City, 9-4

The Chicago White Sox were unable to keep up with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night, losing by a final score of 9-4.

Starting pitcher Jake Peavy was uncharacteristically off his game, allowing five runs (three earned) in five and a third innings to get the loss. Relief pitcher Brett Meyers let up an additional four runs (all earned) in the bottom of the eighth, increasing Chicago's deficit on the scoreboard from 5-4 to 9-4.

Chicago got two runs in the top of the sixth on a homer from designated hitter Paul Konerko that scored first baseman Adam Dunn. It was Konerko's 20th of the season. Their other two runs came courtesy of another homer, this time from Dunn. It was Dunn's 35th overall, sending home third baseman Kevin Youkilis.

The loss drops the White Sox to 65-54, while the Royals improve to 53-66. Game three of the series between the two clubs will be Sunday at 2:10 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Alejandro De Aza Injury: White Sox Leadoff Hitter Might Not Return Until Monday

Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter and center fielder Alejandro De Aza was scratched from tonight's lineup against the Kansas City Royals with stiffness in his back, and he might not return to the lineup until Monday's game against the New York Yankees. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune talked to De Aza and manager Robin Ventura:

"I really don't know," De Aza said when asked when he might return. "Once I bounced there (on a slide), I felt something, similar to pinching that’s bothering me, so I really don’t know. I’m taking this day-by-day to see."

Manager Robin Ventura doesn't expect De Aza to return to the Sox's lineup until Monday night against the New York Yankees.

DeWayne Wise will continue to start in center field until De Aza is ready to return. De Aza is batting .281 with six home runs, 44 RBIs and 21 stolen bases this season.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Chicago Looks For First Win With Konerko Back

The Chicago White Sox got Paul Konerko back from injury Friday night, but his return couldn't earn the Pale Hose a win. Jake Peavy takes the hill Saturday, facing southpaw Bruce Chen. Royals second baseman Johnny Giavotella makes his first start of the year, after Chris Getz was lost for the year to a fractured thumb.

Lineups:

White Sox (65-53)


Royals (52-66)


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White Sox Vs. Royals Preview: Game Time And TV Schedule

The AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox dropped the first of their three games against the host Kansas City RoyalsFriday night, 4-2, and will try to get one back in the wins column against the division's cellar dweller Saturday.

Royals starter Luis Mendoza outdueled White Sox ace Chris Sale, who will have to wait to earn his 15th victory on the season. Royals catcher Salvador Perez had the winning knock in the seventh inning, a two-out double scoring Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar.

Right-hander Jake Peavy (9-8, 3.04 ERA) will toe the rubber for the White Sox. He has recorded four consecutive quality starts, going 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA in that span. The Royals beat him earlier this month.

Kansas City will start left-hander Bruce Chen (8-10, 5.56 ERA), who has given up six runs in his last two starts.

Date/Time: 6:10 p.m. CT

TV: WGN

Online Streaming: MLB.tv

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White Sox Vs. Royals Final Score: Kansas City Hangs Loss On Chris Sale

In a pennant race, a team like the Chicago White Sox can hardly afford losses to lowly opponents like the Kansas City Royals, but that's exactly what happened on Friday night. In the first game of a weekend series, the White Sox fell 4-to-2 to in Kansas City to the Royals.

The Royals were able to beat White Sox ace Chris Sale, who was knocked out of the game in the bottom of the seventh when Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez smacked a two-run double to extend the Royals' lead to what would be the eventual final score. For the game, Sale gave up four earned runs over 6.2 innings while striking out five.

He was out-pitched by Royals starter Luis Mendoza, who gave up only two earned runs over the course of seven innings. Those runs came on a Paul Konerko homer and a Gordon Beckham single. Royals closer Greg Holland shut the door for his fifth save of the season.

The two teams will be back on the field on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. CT.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Lineups: Paul Konerko Bats Cleanup In Return To Chicago's Order

The Chicago White Sox will get a welcome addition slotted back into their lineup for Friday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Paul Konerko will return to the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion on Aug. 7. Konerko will bat cleanup and will serve as the designated hitter on Friday's series opener at Kaufman Stadium.

Here are the starting lineups for Friday night's game.

Chicago White Sox:

1. Alejandro De Aza (L) CF
2. Kevin Youkilis (R) 3B
3. Adam Dunn (L) 1B
4. Paul Konerko (R) DH
5. Alex Rios (R) RF
6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Alexei Ramirez (R) SS
8. Dayan Viciedo (R) LF
9. Gordon Beckham (R) 2B

Kansas City Royals:

1. Chris Getz (L) 2B
2. Alcides Escobar (R) SS
3. Alex Gordon (L) LF
4. Billy Butler (R) 1B
5. Salvador Perez (R) C
6. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
7. Jeff Francoeur (R) RF
8. Brayan Pena (S) DH
9. Tony Abreu (S) 3B

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White Sox Activate Paul Konerko, Send Orlando Hudson, Leyson Septimo To Disabled List

The White Sox activated one player from the DL, while putting two others on it Friday.

Paul Konerko had been on the 7-day DL since Aug. 10 after suffering a concussion on Aug. 7 against the Royals. Room was made for Konerko by placing Orlando Hudson and Leyson Septimo on the 15-day DL.

Hudson's DL stint is retroactive to Aug. 16 with a contusion in the first metatarsal joint in his left foot. Septimo has been diagnosed with bicep inflammation in his throwing shoulder (left) and his stint is retroactive to Aug. 14.

The team also called up Hector Santiago from Triple-A Charlotte.

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Chicago White Sox Vs. Kansas City Royals Preview: Chicago Hopes To Extend Division Lead In Kansas City

Chris Sale and the White Sox hope to extend AL Central lead in series with Royals.

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