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Shields shuts down White Sox, Royals win 5-1

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  • Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo (24) greets teammate Conor Gillaspie outside the dugout after Gillaspie's home run off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

      Chicago White Sox's Dayan Viciedo (24) greets teammate Conor Gillaspie outside the dugout after Gillaspie's home run off Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Kelvin Herrera during the eighth inning of a baseball game on Friday, July 26, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

 
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James Shields tossed seven shutout innings and rookie David Lough homered and drove in another run to lead the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday night.

The Royals (49-51) have won four straight and six of eight since the All-Star break. The White Sox (40-60) have lost four of five.

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Shields (5-7) allowed eight hits and walked two but faced only one real scoring threat, working out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning.

The veteran right-hander, in his first season in Kansas City, has pitched better than his won-loss record might indicate. He lowered his ERA to 3.09 and has been especially effective on the road, where he improved to 4-3 with a 2.50 ERA in 12 starts.

Chicago starter Jose Quintana (5-3) also pitched well but allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings to pick up the loss.

Lough led off the top of the third inning with a home run into the right-field bullpen to give the Royals a 1-0 lead. That's where the score stayed until the seventh, when the Royals stretched the lead to 2-0 on a sacrifice fly by Miguel Tejada that scored Salvador Perez, who led off the inning with a double.

The White Sox's best threat against Shields came in the sixth, when they loaded the bases with two outs. But catcher Josh Phegley grounded into a fielder's choice to third base on the first pitch to end the inning.

The Sox finally got on the board in the eighth on a solo homer by Conor Gillaspie, but the Royals added three insurance runs in the ninth on run-scoring hits by Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas, and a sacrifice fly by Lough.

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