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Royals knock off White Sox 5-2
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, July 16, 2019


Royals knock off White Sox 5-2
(KANSAS CITY) – Jakob Junis struck out a career-high 10 and Nicky Lopez drove in a pair of runs as Kansas City beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Monday night. It was the Royals' third win in four games since the All-Star break. The Royals beat Lucas Giolito for the first time and thwarted his bid for a 12th victory. Junis (5-8) worked seven innings and gave up one run, James McCann's 10th homer of the season. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.358, 19 for 53) with a bunt single in the seventh for the Royals. He leads the majors with 122 hits. Giolito (11-4) was removed after the six innings and 94 pitches. Jon Jay went 4 for 4 for the White Sox with two doubles and two singles but didn't score a run. The Sox stranded 10 runners. Royals closer Ian Kennedy worked a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 17 chances.

OTHER A.L. SCORES
Tampa Bay 5 – NY Yankees 4
Boston 10 – Toronto 8
LA Angels 9 – Houston 6

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