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Thome, White Sox double Royals

Jim Thome's three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Chicago White Sox past the Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Tuesday.

Chicago cashed as -145 home favorites as the game played under the 7.5-run total set by oddsmakers.

Thome finished 3-for-4 for the White Sox, while Octavio Dotel picked up the win in relief of starter Mark Buehrle for Chicago.

Alex Gordon had a homer and two runs batted in for Kansas City, as Kyle Farnsworth took the loss after allowing the dinger to Thome.