CHICAGO (AP) — Dayan Viciedo, Tyler Flowers and Paul Konerko each homered to back Chris Sale’s six solid innings and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Sale (16-6) scattered five hits and struck out six over six innings. He allowed six baserunners in the first three innings before settling down to retire the last 10 batters he faced.
Addison Reed finished up, extending his White Sox rookie record with his 26th save.
Viciedo hit a solo homer in the first for the game’s first run. Flowers connected with a two-run shot in the fourth and Konerko had a solo blast in the sixth. All three homers came off Bruce Chen (10-12), who had won his last four starts in Chicago.