Moustakas hits 2 HR as Royals snap skid

Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas celebrates his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Eric Surkamp, also scoring Alex Gordon, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Kansas City Royals' Mike Moustakas celebrates his two-run home run off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Eric Surkamp, also scoring Alex Gordon, during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) – Mike Moustakas homered twice, Bruce Chen pitched five effective innings and the Kansas City Royals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 7-1 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night.

Moustakas, who has 12 homers this season, went 3 for 5 with three RBIs.

The Royals entered the game with a major league-worst 55 homers and had managed a total of six runs during the losing streak.

Chen (2-2) allowed one run and five hits in five innings.

Adam Dunn went 2 for 4 with a solo homer for the White Sox, who had won three of four.

Chicago starter Scott Carroll (4-6) allowed five runs and 11 hits in five-plus innings.

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