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Error costly as Volquez, Royals fall to White Sox
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CHICAGO— The White Sox completed an unofficial sweep of the Royals on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field with a 5-3 victory in the regularly scheduled contest. The White Sox also won the suspended game from Friday by a 3-2 margin, when Avisail Garcia delivered a walk-off single against Kelvin Herrera to score Melky Cabrera. The teams only needed to play the ninth to complete that game.

“You know they’re going to be tough so you have to be able to grind and stay with it and have confidence and all that stuff, and our guys did that,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “Heading out on the road, you need to have it, but especially against a team that’s already played you tough, you have to be able to withstand it and keep going and stick together. These guys are definitely doing it.”

In the main affair, the White Sox took advantage of a rare Mike Moustakas miscue to score four unearned runs during a five-run sixth. Conor Gillaspie delivered the key hit, ripping a 2-1 pitch from Edinson Volquez to right for a two-run single to give the White Sox a 4-3 lead with two outs in the sixth.

Volquez had allowed one Jose Abreu single through the first five innings. The White Sox knocked him out in the sixth with the five runs on five hits. John Danks earned the victory for the White Sox, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings. He fanned eight, with all eight coming in the first four innings.

In the eighth, Cabrera made a tremendous leaping grab in front of the left-field wall on an Eric Hosmer drive for the third out, saving at least a run to keep it a 5-3 game.

Sunday’s win -- saved by David Robertson after he got the victory in the suspended game -- completed a stretch of 17 games against the American League Central to open the 2015 season for the White Sox. The team stands at 8-9 entering a three-game series in Baltimore beginning Monday.