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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