CHICAGO (AP) -- Bobby Jenks failed to break the major league
record for consecutive batters retired before getting three outs to
help the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 4-3. That helps the
White Sox avoid their longest losing streak in 16 years. They had
lost eight straight.
Jenks had tied Jim Barr's mark of 41 for San Francisco in 1972
on Sunday. But he gave up a single to Joey Gathright to lead off
the ninth. Jenks responded by retiring the next three batters for
his 34th save in 39 chances.
White Sox reliever Matt Thornton is 4-and-4 with the win.
Emil Brown hit a two-run homer and Gathright had three hits for
the Royals, who are tied with the White Sox in fourth place in the
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