White Sox batter Royals 11-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jermaine Dye's first-inning homer ignited a 17-hit attack and the Chicago White Sox trounced the reeling Kansas City Royals 11-2 on Friday night.

Everyone in Chicago's starting lineup had at least one hit and scored at least one run. Everybody drove in a run except Brian Anderson and Jim Thome - who has 1,514 career RBIs.

Alexei Ramirez, A.J. Pierzynski and Josh Fields each had three hits. Paul Konerko, Ramirez, Dye and Fields each had two RBIs.

Clayton Richard (2-0) went seven innings for his second straight victory. He gave up six hits, including Billy Butler's two-run homer, walked only one and struck out seven in his 12th major league start.

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