Leo Nunez lost his battles with Jim Thome and eventually the game to the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. Emil Brown drove in both of Kansas City's runs with a sac fly and a single, scoring Billy Butler each time. KC now sits one game behind Chicago for fourth place.
Jim Thome continued his march to 500 with his 493rd career homer, a two-run shot in the third to help give Javier Vazquez and the White Sox a second straight victory over the Royals. Vazquez upped his record to 11-6. Danny Richar and Paul Konerko also homered.
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