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|Bannister, Guillen Lead Royals Past White Sox
|KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Brian Bannister pitched six strong innings, Jose Guillen drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 Sunday.
Bannister, who had lost his previous two starts while allowing 11 runs in nine innings, retired 13 of 14 in one stretch after giving up two runs in the third inning. Bannister (2-3), who had a 7.91 ERA in 14 career starts, allowed three runs and seven hits.
Guillen, who had hit .127 in his previous 18 games, had a run-producing single in the Royals' three-run fourth, then drove in Jason Kendall and David DeJesus with a two-out single in the fifth. Billy Butler and Mitch Maier had the other RBIs in the fourth.
Joakim Soria finished for his ninth save in 11 opportunities.
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