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MLB: Chicago White Sox 9, Kansas City 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Chicago White Sox hit four straight homers Thursday on the way to a 9-2 win against Kansas City, finishing a three-game sweep.

Chicago's lead was 3-2 before Jim Thome started the barrage with a three-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Jose Uribe followed with solo shots.

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Jermaine Dye had two hits and two RBI.

Orlando Cabrera knocked in one run.

Konerko had three hits, while Uribe and Dye both had two hits for the White Sox, who have won four of their last five games.

Winner Lance Broadway (1-0) gave up two earned runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Kansas City's runs scored on Jose Guillen's first inning single.

Mitch Maier and Ross Gload had two hits apiece in the Royals' seventh loss in their last eight games.

Losing pitcher Kyle Davies (5-4) yielded three earned runs and nine hits in five innings with two walks and seven strikeouts.

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