- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Slugger Jose Abreu, All-Star left-hander Chris Sale and closer Matt Lindstrom are on the disabled list.

But the Chicago White Sox are still finding ways to win.

Adam Dunn hit a three-run homer and the White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Tuesday night.

“Any time you can expand a lead I think that those are a lot more meaningful,” Dunn said.

The White Sox needed those extra runs as the Royals answered with three in the eighth and one in the ninth.

“Six runs were not enough,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “The eighth inning put a damper on it. We were trying to keep the score at two runs.

“This is a club you go up and down their lineup, you make a mistake and those guys are going to hit it a long way. I guess you call it we caught a break, but it hasn’t helped us any missing (Jose) Abreu. He’s got a ton of power, too.”

Abreu leads the majors with 15 homers, but Dunn and Paul Konerko have hit three-run homers in the first two games of this series.

“Obviously, he’s really good,” Dunn said of Abreu. “I think Paul and I hopefully can put some runs on the board.”

The White Sox out-homered the Royals 5-0 in winning the first two games of this series.

“They’ve got a lot of power,” Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. “They live and die by the long ball. They hit a lot of home runs and when they don’t, they usually lose.”

Andre Rienzo (4-0) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.

“He had some really good stuff today,” Dunn said. “He’s kept us in pretty much every ball game. … When he has three or four pitches working like he did tonight, he’s tough.”

Ronald Belisario gave up a run in the ninth, he stranded the tying run at second base to pick up his first save of the season.

The Royals‘ record dropped to 5-15 against American League Central opponents.

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