White Sox fall 6-1 to Royals

 
Associated Press
Updated 5/1/2017 10:17 PM
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  • Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain hits the dirt to avoid an inside pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain hits the dirt to avoid an inside pitch during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates with first base coach Rusty Kuntz (18) after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates with first base coach Rusty Kuntz (18) after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with Christian Colon after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) celebrates with Christian Colon after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

  • Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez misses a fly ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Chicago White Sox catcher Omar Narvaez misses a fly ball hit by Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

  • Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo.

    Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer (35) watches his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, May 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eric Hosmer and Jorge Bonifacio hit two-run homers, and the Kansas City Royals snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.

Bonifacio homered with 2 outs in the fourth after Alex Gordon doubled. It was his second home run in eight games since being promoted April 21 from Triple-A Omaha.

Hosmer's 2-out homer in the seventh inning with Christian Colon aboard finished the night for White Sox rookie starter Dylan Covey (0-2).

Salvador Perez's single in the fifth struck the third base bag and scored Alcides Escobar and Mike Moustakas with 2 outs.

Left-hander Jason Vargas (4-1) allowed 1 run on 5 hits and 3 walks over 6 innings to pick up the win. Vargas has a 1.42 ERA in five starts.

Peter Moylan, Joakim Soria and Scott Alexander worked 3 hitless innings, striking out 5, after Vargas was removed after 96 pitches.

Covey was charged with 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest major league outing.

Jacob May's ground-ball single in the fourth scored Todd Frazier with the lone White Sox run. May was hitting .030, 1 for 33, at the time.

White Sox reliever Michael Ynoa walked Bonifacio, and Brandon Moss and hit Escobar to load the bases with one out before Colon grounded into a double play.

Royals outfielder (and former Cub) Jorge Soler (strained oblique) went 2 for 2 with a walk and was hit by a pitch Monday while rehabbing for Triple-A Omaha in a 2-1 victory over Oklahoma City. Soler is hitting .308 with a .958 OPS in eight rehab games.

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