Gordon Adds to League Lead in Doubles
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Chris Sale won his eighth straight decision, Adam Dunn homered in his third straight game and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 Sunday.
Sale (11-2) is 8-0 with two no-decisions since a May 12 loss to the Royals.
He allowed one run and scattered a season-high 10 hits eight innings to lower his earned run average to 2.11, which ranks second on the American League. He struck out four and walked none.
Dunn, who leads the league with 28 home runs, drilled a 2-0 pitch from Luis Mendoza (3-6) just inside the right-field pole in the first inning. Dunn has 65 hits overall this season, meaning 43 percent of them have been home runs.
Addison Reed, who blew a save Friday, worked a scoreless ninth for his 14th save in 16 opportunities.
Former Husker and Lincoln Southeast grad Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 in the contest with a double, his league leading 28th of the season. Gordon is now hitting .364 since the All-Star break.