White Sox edge Royals 7-6

Kansas City Royals second baseman Pedro Ciriaco, left, tags out Chicago White Sox's Adam Eaton on an attempted steal during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas City Royals second baseman Pedro Ciriaco, left, tags out Chicago White Sox's Adam Eaton on an attempted steal during the ninth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, May 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Tuesday night.

Andre Rienzo limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.

The Royals’ record dropped to 5-15 against American League Central opponents.

Gordon Beckham and Conor Gillaspie, who each had three hits, singled before Dunn homered in the eighth off right-hander Aaron Crow, who had allowed two three-run homers in his past two appearances.

Beckham has hit safely in 13 of his past 15 games, while Gillaspie increased his average to .347.

Royals rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura took the loss, allowing four runs and seven hits, including a Tyler Flowers home run, in six innings.

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