KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jim Thome drove in two runs and Scott Podsednik and Alexei Ramirez delivered RBI singles in the top of the ninth to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Chris Getz singled and Josh Fields walked with one out in the ninth off Juan Cruz (3-1). Podsednik then drove in the go-ahead run and Ramirez, with his third hit, made it 5-3 with another RBI hit.

Scott Linebrink (2-2) threw six pitches and got two outs in relief of Mark Buehrle and got the win, the eighth in 11 games for the White Sox.

Bobby Jenks pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 opportunities as the reeling Royals lost for the 15th time in 20 games.


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