Cain homers in 8th to vault Royals past White Sox

Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain watches his two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 8, 2015. The Royals defeated the White Sox 7-5. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Lorenzo Cain hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning for his third hit and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5 Wednesday night.

Cain homered off Zach Putnam (0-1), the fourth White Sox pitcher, after Alcides Escobar led off the inning with a single for his third hit.

Wade Davis (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless eighth. Greg Holland, who had 46 saves last year, worked the ninth for his first save. Royals relievers Jason Frasor, Kelvin Herrera, Davis and Holland combined for four scoreless innings, striking out five, after Danny Duffy exited.

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer in the third for the Royals. Homer homered after Mike Moustakas was hit by a pitch and Lorenzo Cain singled.

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