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White Sox Lose In 12-Inning Marathon

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Gordon Beckham and Paul Konerko picked up first inning RBI for the Chicago White Sox, but a late home run by the Royals would push the game to extra innings.

Melky Cabrera’s RBI single scored Chris Getz from second in the 12th inning Tuesday night, lifting Kansas City past the Chicago White Sox 7-6 and giving the Royals their fourth straight win in their final at-bat.

Chris Getz singled leading off and was sacrificed to second and then Cabrera connected of Tony Pena (0-1) for his third hit of the game. Jeremy Jeffress (1-0) got two outs for the win in Kansas City’s first four-game winning streak since September 2009.

The Royals bullpen threw six shutout innings after the White Sox scored four in the first off Luke Hochevar and took a 6-4 lead in the sixth.

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