KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Gordon delivered a walk-off run-producing single with two out in the 10th as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-5 Sunday afternoon.
Lorenzo Cain opened the 10th with a single off Brian Omogrosso for his third hit. Cain stole second, but Omogrosso walked Chris Getz intentionally and George Kottaras on five pitches to load the bases.
Gordon's fly to deep right was out of the reach of Alex Rios and plated Cain.
Billy Butler's two-run double with two out in the ninth tied the score at 5-5. It came off Addison Reed, who blew his first save of the season in 11 chances. Reed walked Salvador Perez and Kottaras to start the inning. Getz then replaced Perez as a pinch runner.
Greg Holland worked a spotless 10th inning to pick up the victory.
Alejandro De Aza and Rios each drove in two runs as the White Sox came back from a four-run deficit to take a 5-3 lead in the seventh.
The White Sox trailed 5-1 entering the seventh, and Hector Gimenez and Dewayne Wise led off with singles off left-hander Tim Collins. De Aza's double scored both to tie the score.
De Aza moved to third on a ground out and scored on an Aaron Crow wild pitch. Rios, who entered the game hitting .133 in his previous 12 games, drove a 2-2 Crow pitch over the left-field fence.
Mike Moustakas' one-out single with one out in the fifth was the first hit allowed by Jose Quintana. Moustakas stopped at third on Jeff Francoeur's double to left and Salvador Perez walked to load the bases.
Miguel Tejada, who was making his first start of the season at second base, brought Moustakas home with a single to left to tie the score. Alex Gordon reached on Jeff Keppinger's fielding error, scoring Francoeur. Alcides Escobar's single to right brought home Perez with the final run of the inning.
Wade Davis, who had lost his previous two Royals starts, allowed one run on five hits in six innings in a no-decision.
NOYES: The White Sox scratched Jake Peavy from his Monday start with back spasms. Chris Sale, working on his normal four days of rest, will take Peavy's place against the Royals. This is the second straight start Peavy will miss with back problems. ... James Shields will start Monday for the Royals. He lost Opening Day 1-0 to Sale at Chicago. ... The White Sox entered Sunday last in the AL with a .280 on-base percentage and walks 64.