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Royals Pitcher Picks Up First Win vs. White Sox
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Anthony Lerew threw six solid innings for his first major league victory, and Billy Butler drove in two runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-1 on Monday night.

The White Sox lost their second straight after an 11-game winning streak ended Sunday. It was just their third defeat in 18 games.

Lerew (1-1), a rookie right-hander making his eighth major league start and 17th appearance, allowed one run and three hits, struck out four and walked one. He helped lead the Royals to their fourth win in five games.

Chicago's Mark Buehrle, who went 4-0 with a 1.29 ERA in interleague play, lost for the first time since June 1. Buehrle (6-7) allowed three runs on 10 hits and a season-high five walks in 6 1-3 innings.

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