Garcia gets 3 hits as White Sox beat Royals 9-6

Chicago White Sox's Leury Garcia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball g

Chicago White Sox's Leury Garcia rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the sixth inning of a baseball g

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) celebrates with Daniel Palka after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the

Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu (79) celebrates with Daniel Palka after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Tim Hill tosses a ball during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Ju

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Tim Hill tosses a ball during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Ju

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) talks to his team during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, July 13, 2

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost (3) talks to his team during the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, July 13, 2

CHICAGO (AP) — Leury Garcia had three hits and three RBIs, All-Star Jose Abreu homered for the first time in July, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 9-6 on Friday night.

Garcia doubled in two runs in the first, singled in the third and connected for a solo drive in the sixth. Omar Narvaez added a two-run homer in the eighth off Kevin McCarthy and Joakim Soria pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 17 chances.

James Shields (4-10) pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning as the White Sox earned their second straight win after a six-game slide. They finished with 14 hits against the AL Central-worst Royals.

Whit Merrifield had two hits and scored two runs for Kansas City, which has dropped 12 of 13. Brad Keller (2-4) was tagged for five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.