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White Sox edge Royals

A.J. Pierzynski hit a two-run double in leading the Chicago White Sox over the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Friday night in the opener at U.S. Cellular Field.

The White Sox won the game as -220 favorites, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless eighth for the win, and Chris Sale closed out the ninth to record his second save.

Willie Bloomquist drove in two runs in a losing effort for the Royals, while Robinson Tejeda gave up three runs in relief.