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|Sox, Royals Split Double Header
|KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Juan Pierre's two out RBI double in the 10th lifted the Chicago White Sox to a 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals and a split of their doubleheader Saturday night.
In the first game, Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, then delivered a two-out single in the 11th that gave the Royals a 6-5 win over the White Sox.
He also had a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning of the second game that scored Mitch Maier, who had tripled, to tie it. Betancourt drove in six runs in the doubleheader.
Gordon Beckman led off the 10th inning with a single, advanced to second on Ramon Castro's sacrifice bunt and scored the game-winning run on Pierre's double to right.
J.J. Putz (6-5) picked up the victory, despite blowing a save. Greg Holland (0-1) took the loss.
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