White Sox beat Royals 5-3 behind Abreu, Giolito

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Kansas City Royals’ Ryan O’Hearn (66) is congratulated by teammate Ryan McBroom after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Abreu hit his 13th home run of the season in the first inning, Yasmani Grandal added a two-run shot, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3.

Abreu leads the majors with 40 RBIs in 40 games and extended his hitting streak to 19 games.

His 425-foot, two-run shot pushed him past Baltimore’s Anthony Santander for the longest streak this season.

Lucas Giolito (4-2) allowed three runs on five hits in six-plus innings. He struck out nine and walked none.

Alex Colome earned his ninth save in 10 tries. Kris Bubic (0-5) took the loss and Bubba Starling homered. 

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