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4 straight homers lead White Sox over Royals 9-2

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[August 15, 2008]  CHICAGO (AP) -- Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Juan Uribe hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning Thursday to tie a major league record and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.

Thome's two-out, three-run shot, his 25th this season and 532nd of his career, scored Ken Griffey Jr. and Carlos Quentin, who had drawn one-out walks off reliever Joel Peralta.

CivicKonerko followed with his 12th homer and Ramirez hit his 11th before Robinson Tejeda came on to pitch. Uribe, homerless in his 107 previous at-bats, greeted him with his fourth of the year to make it 9-2.

[Associated Press; By RICK GANO]

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