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Sox Score Five In Eighth, But Fall Short In 7-6 Loss To Royals

The Sox have now lost three of their last four since their 11-game winning streak ended. They remain in third place, two games behind the division-leading Twins. More from Sports Network:

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Jose Guillen capped a four-run seventh with a three-run homer, as the Kansas City Royals held off the Chicago White Sox, 7-6, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

Billy Butler hit a solo homer, drove in two runs, and scored twice for the Royals, who have won five of seven. Alberto Callaspo and Yuniesky Betancourt each knocked in a run for the victors.

Zach Greinke (4-8) got the win despite giving up six runs on 10 hits in eight frames. Last year’s AL Cy Young Award recipient also fanned three batters to win his third straight decision. The right-hander improved to 6-10 lifetime against the White Sox.