Kansas City 5, Chi. White Sox 2

April 5, 2002 at 11:39 PM   |   Comments

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5 (UPI) -- Mike Sweeney hit his 100th career homer Friday night and Paul Byrd pitched six effecitve innings as the Kansas City Royals broke into the win column with a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

The Royals' best player, Sweeney signed a five-year contract extension last week. On Friday, he hit his first homer of the season in the third inning, snapping a 2-2 tie.

Byrd (1-0) settled down after a shaky opening inning and allowed two runs and nine hits. The veteran righthander struck out two without a walk.

Blake Stein followed and gave up one hit over the final three innings for the save.

Raul Ibanez delivered a two-run double in the first for Kansas City, which began the season with back-to-back home losses to Minnesota.

Chicago starter Jon Garland (0-1) surrendered five runs -- four earned -- and six hits over five innings. He walked four without a strikeout.

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