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White Sox Eliminated From AL Central Race With Loss To Royals

Last updated on Friday, September 16, 2011

(KANSAS CITY, MO) - The Kansas City Royals made it five wins in a row with their 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

Billy Butler hit a three-run homer, Melky Cabrera added a solo shot and Yamaico Navarro drove in a pair of runs for the royals.

Jeff Francis went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits to improve to 6-16.

Alexei Ramirez and Tyler Flowers drove in Chicago's two runs with sacrifice flies as the Sox have lost five in a row.

The White Sox have been eliminated in the AL Central race and they will be knocked out of the wild card race with either another loss or Boston's next win.

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