Buehrle pitches White Sox to 5-2 win over Royals - KCTV5 News

Buehrle pitches White Sox to 5-2 win over Royals

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© Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar tags out Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez trying to advance to second on a throwing error in the 9th inning. John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star © Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar tags out Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez trying to advance to second on a throwing error in the 9th inning. John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mark Buerhle lasted seven innings in another impressive start, and the Chicago White Sox capitalized on an error by young shortstop Alcides Escobar to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on a steamy Monday night.

Buehrle (7-5) hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in his last 14 starts going back to April 22, though his modest record doesn't indicate how well he's been pitching.

The veteran left-hander, in the final year of a 4-year, $56 million contract, allowed five hits while winning for the first time since June 9. Buehrle struck out three and walked one while throwing 111 pitches in 95-degree temperatures. The heat index at Kauffman Stadium was 102 at first pitch.

Three relievers wrapped up the win.

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