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Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Rapid Reaction: White Sox 2, Royals 0

By ESPNChicago.com



A quick look at the Chicago White Sox’s 2-0 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

How it happened: Gordon Beckham gave the White Sox a first-inning lead with his fourth homer of the year and they didn’t look back. John Danks shut down the Royals, going eight innings, scattering seven hits and one walk. The White Sox added a run in the second inning when Paul Konerko scored on a passed ball by Royals catcher Salvador Perez. Konerko had doubled to start the inning and advanced to third on a single from Avisail Garcia, who was 3-for-4. Addison Reed picked up the save in the ninth after allowing a leadoff single to Billy Butler.

What it means: Following a season-high 10 game losing streak the White Sox have won four straight and 10 of 15.

Outside the box: Danks ended an eight-start winless streak in which he went 0-5 with a 4.70 ERA.

Up next: The White Sox send Andre Rienzo (0-0, 3.70 ERA) against the Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie (12-9, 4.15) Wednesday in a 7:10 CT start.