August 22, 2013 11:03 PM

Royals squander three-run lead in 4-3 loss to White Sox in 12 innings

It’s not the end, of course. The Royals have 36 games remaining, but the road to postseason now seems staggeringly steep after Thursday’s crushing 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox in 12 innings at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals built a three-run lead for their ace, James Shields, in an effort to halt a four-game skid a prevent suffering a three-game sweep, at home, to the division’s last-place club. And Shields couldn’t hold it.

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