White Sox beat Royals 7-4 for 3-game sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Chris Getz hit a tiebreaking two-run single off Juan Cruz in the ninth inning, and the Chicago White Sox rallied past the Royals 7-4 on Sunday for their first 3-game sweep in Kansas City since 2005.

The Royals bullpen squandered another respectable start by Zack Greinke, who had been only the third pitcher since 1920 with a sub-1.00 ERA 10 starts into a season.

John Bale (0-1) came in with one out in the ninth and gave up A.J. Pierzynski's third hit, a single just inches fair into left, and walked Brian Anderson. After Cruz walked Josh Fields, Getz singled into right. He scored on a single by Scott Podsednik, who also doubled, tripled and scored twice as the White Sox completed a 5-1 road trip.

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