Bruce Chen pitched five solid innings, Brayan Pena hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Tuesday for their sixth straight victory.
Chen allowed one run – Adam Dunn’s first-inning homer – and four hits. The veteran left-hander, who won 12 games for Kansas City last season, walked four and struck out four.
Pena connected in the second after Alcides Escobar’s bunt single.
The White Sox scored another run in the sixth when rookie reliever Jeremy Jeffress walked three, including one with the bases loaded, and had a wild pitch. Jeffress was acquired from Milwaukee in the Zack Greinke deal.
Jeff Francoeur delivered a sacrifice fly for Kansas City’s first run in the second.
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