But the Chicago White Sox are still finding ways to win.
“Any time you can expand a lead I think that those are a lot more meaningful,” Dunn said.
“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.”
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.