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9th-Inning Run Pushes Royals Past White Sox

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White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers couldn’t handle a throw home, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox, 2-1, on Wednesday in the rubber game of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field.

Moustakas triggered the decisive rally with a lead-off single off Zach Putnam (3-2), the last of four White Sox pitchers. Alcides Escobar bunted Moustakas over before Aoki flared a single to center field.

Adam Eaton’s strong throw beat Moustakas to the plate, but Flowers lost control of the ball when the runner slid into him. Flowers was charged with an error on the play.

Wade Davis (6-2) pitched a scoreless inning and Greg Holland retired the side in order in the ninth inning for his 26th save.

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