CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Podsednik and Gordon Beckham had four RBIs apiece and the Chicago White Sox finished with 17 hits Saturday in a 14-4 rout of the New York Yankees.

In beating New York for the third straight game, the White Sox scored six times in the second against A.J. Burnett and added six more in the eighth.

Burnett (10-5), who had won his previous five decisions, twice walked No. 9 hitter Jayson Nix with the bases loaded. He was charged with seven runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.

Podsednik hit a two-run single in the second and drew Chicago’s third bases-loaded walk, off Phil Coke in the eighth. Beckham hit two-run doubles in the second and eighth, and Nix finished with four walks and a double.

John Danks (9-7) gave up four runs and seven hits over six-plus innings for the White Sox.
Rays 7, Royals 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Rookie Jeff Niemann pitched eight dominant innings for his 10th win and Carl Crawford hit a two-run homer for Tampa Bay.

Niemann (10-5) gave up four hits and struck out seven in his second career start against the Royals. He threw a two-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Kansas City on June 3.

David DeJesus homered for the Royals, who have lost 15 of 18. Bruce Chen (0-6) gave up three runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings.

Kansas City is 0-8 against Tampa Bay this season.


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