CHICAGO - Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski each had four hits and homered to back a strong start by Jake Peavy, and the Chicago White Sox won their third straight, beating the crosstown Cubs, 10-5, on Friday afternoon.

The four hits tied a season high for Rios and set one for Pierzynski, who also drove in a season-best three runs. The White Sox, meanwhile, matched their longest win streak.

Pierzynski singled in a run during a two-run first, doubled home another in a three-run fifth off Randy Wells, and homered off Jeff Stevens in the seventh. He is 10 for 19 in his last four games against the Cubs - all White Sox wins.

Rios capped a four-run eighth against James Russell with a two-run drive that made it 10-2, after Carlos Quentin went deep leading off while batting for Peavy.

That was plenty for the former NL Cy Young Award winner, who had dropped three of four starts. He has pitched better lately, allowing two runs and six hits over seven innings.

He did give up Alfonso Soriano's 300th homer - a two-run shot that tied it at 2 in the second - but little else on a muggy afternoon.

Paul Konerko had two hits, including the tiebreaking two-run double in the fifth, and drove in two while scoring twice.

Wells (3-5) is 0-5 with a 6.47 ERA in his past eight starts after allowing five runs and 10 hits in five innings. He has not won since beating Arizona on April 30.

It's been a rough season for both teams, taking some of the shine off the crosstown series.

Chicago (A) 200 030 140 – 10 16 2

Chicago (N) 020 000 030 – 5 9 0

Chicago (A) AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Chicago (N) AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Pierre lf 4   1   0   0   .249      Fukudome rf 4   0   0   0   .278

Al.Ramirez ss 5   2   2   1   .263      Theriot 2b 5   1   2   0   .288

Rios cf 4   3   4   2   .322      D.Lee 1b 4   1   1   0   .234

Konerko 1b 5   2   2   2   .287      Byrd cf 3   1   1   0   .329

An.Jones rf 5   0   1   1   .215      A.Soriano lf 4   2   1   3   .280

Pierzynski c 5   1   4   3   .237      Tracy 3b 3   0   2   0   .267

Beckham 2b 5   0   1   0   .204      d-.Baker ph-3b 1   0   1   1   .244

J.Nix 3b 4   0   0   0   .128      K.Hill c 4   0   0   0   .242

Peavy p 3   0   0   0   .000      S.Castro ss 3   0   0   0   .271

c-Quentin ph 1   1   1   1   .211      R.Wells p 1   0   0   0   .211

T.Pena p 0   0   0   0   ---      a-Fontenot ph 1   0   0   0   .298

Williams p 0   0   0   0   ---      Stevens p 0   0   0   0   ---

e-Lillibridge ph 1   0   1   0   .667      b-Colvin ph 1   0   1   0   .298

Linebrink p 0   0   0   0   ---      J.Russell p 0   0   0   0   .000

Jenks p 0   0   0   0   ---      Howry p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 42   10   16   10         Gorzelanny p 0   0   0   0   .176

f-Nady ph 1   0   0   0   .250

Totals 35   5   9   4      

a-grounded out for R.Wells in the 5th. b-doubled for Stevens in the 7th. c-homered for Peavy in the 8th. d-singled for Tracy in the 8th. e-doubled for Williams in the 9th. f-struck out for Gorzelanny in the 9th. E: J.Nix (4), Beckham (7). LOB: Chicago (A) 9, Chicago (N) 7. 2B: Al.Ramirez (11), Konerko (11), Pierzynski (14), Lillibridge (1), Colvin (8). HR: Pierzynski (4), off Stevens; Quentin (8), off J.Russell; Rios (13), off J.Russell; A.Soriano (10), off Peavy. RBIs: Al.Ramirez (24), Rios 2 (31), Konerko 2 (44), An.Jones (22), Pierzynski 3 (18), Quentin (33), A.Soriano 3 (32), Je.Baker (10). SB: Pierre (24), Rios (19), Theriot (14). CS: Rios (5). RLSP: Chicago (A) 5 (Beckham, Pierre 2, Peavy, Konerko); Chicago (N) 4 (Byrd, Fukudome, D.Lee 2). RA: Theriot, Byrd. GIDP: Theriot, K.Hill, S.Castro. DP: Chicago (A) 3 (Beckham, Al.Ramirez, Konerko), (Al.Ramirez, Beckham, Konerko), (J.Nix, Beckham, Konerko).

Chicago (A) walks (4): Pierre 2, Rios, J.Nix.

Chicago (N) walks (3): Fukudome, D.Lee, S.Castro.

Chicago (A) strikeouts (8): Al.Ramirez, Konerko, An.Jones 2, Beckham 2, Peavy 2.

Chicago (N) strikeouts (7): Fukudome, D.Lee 3, Byrd, S.Castro, Nady.

Chicago (A) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Peavy (W 5-5) 7   6   2   2   1   5   99   5.62

T.Pena 1/3   2   3   2   0   0   12   4.45

Williams 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   6   4.88

Linebrink 1/3   0   0   0   2   1   20   5.47

Jenks 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   6   4.76

Chicago (N) IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

R.Wells (L 3-5) 5   10   5   5   3   6   89   5.15

Stevens 2   2   1   1   0   1   25   0.82

J.Russell 0   3   4   4   1   0   17   4.71

Howry 1   0   0   0   0   1   17   7.06

Gorzelanny 1   1   0   0   0   0   19   3.54

J.Russell pitched to 4 batters in the 8th. IR-S: Williams 1-1, Jenks 2-0. IBB: off R.Wells (J.Nix). HBP: by Peavy (Byrd). Umpires: Home, C.B. Bucknor; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Dana DeMuth; Third, Kerwin Danley.

T: 3:08. A: 41,129 (41,210).

Brewers 6, Rangers 2

MILWAUKEE - Corey Hart hit his NL-leading 17th home run, Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun and Casey McGehee also went deep for Milwaukee.

Braun's two-run blast in the first set the tone, McGehee drove in his 46th run with his solo homer in the fourth and Hart and Fielder hit consecutive shots in the fifth off Rangers starter Rich Harden (3-3).

Milwaukee starter Chris Narveson (5-3) pitched a career-best seven innings and throttled the AL West-leading Rangers, who had won three straight.

Vladimir Guerrero's solo homer in the second have him a majors-best 54 RBIs, but Texas' offense sputtered with two hits after the third.

Milwaukee 200 130 00x – 6 7 0

Texas AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Milwaukee AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Andrus ss 4   1   1   0   .301      Weeks 2b 3   1   0   0   .255

M.Young 3b 4   0   2   1   .327      Hart rf 3   2   2   2   .267

Kinsler 2b 4   0   1   0   .266      Fielder 1b 4   1   1   1   .268

Guerrero rf 4   1   1   1   .338      Braun lf 4   1   1   2   .299

Hamilton lf 3   0   1   0   .308      McGehee 3b 4   1   1   1   .283

Smoak 1b 2   0   0   0   .219      Gomez cf 3   0   0   0   .250

Treanor c 3   0   0   0   .223      Lucroy c 4   0   0   0   .261

Borbon cf 3   0   1   0   .277      A.Escobar ss 3   0   2   0   .246

Harden p 1   0   0   0   .000      Narveson p 3   0   0   0   .353

Ray p 0   0   0   0   ---      Loe p 0   0   0   0   .000

a-J.Arias ph 1   0   0   0   .288      Totals 31   6   7   6      

O'Day p 0   0   0   0   ---

Totals 29   2   7   2      

a-struck out for Ray in the 8th. LOB: Texas 3, Milwaukee 4. 2B: M.Young 2 (19). HR: Guerrero (14), off Narveson; Braun (9), off Harden; McGehee (10), off Harden; Hart (17), off Harden; Fielder (10), off Harden. RBIs: M.Young (40), Guerrero (54), Hart 2 (41), Fielder (22), Braun 2 (39), McGehee (46). CS: Borbon (6). S: Harden. RLSP: Texas 2 (Kinsler, Hamilton); Milwaukee 1 (Braun). RA: Kinsler, Fielder. GIDP: Guerrero, Treanor, Borbon. DP: Milwaukee 3 (McGehee, Weeks, Fielder), (Weeks, Fielder), (McGehee, Weeks, Fielder).

Texas walks (2): Hamilton, Smoak.

Milwaukee walks (3): Weeks, Hart, Gomez.

Texas strikeouts (6): Andrus 2, M.Young, Kinsler, Smoak, J.Arias.

Milwaukee strikeouts (5): Weeks, McGehee, Lucroy, Narveson 2.

Texas IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Harden (L 3-3) 6   7   6   6   3   4   120   5.68

Ray 1   0   0   0   0   0   11   3.42

O'Day 1   0   0   0   0   1   12   2.13

Milwaukee IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Narveson (W 5-3) 7   6   2   2   2   4   91   5.46

Loe 2   1   0   0   0   2   21   0.96

Umpires: Home, Marty Foster; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Ed Hickox; Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T: 2:25. A: 33,099 (41,900).

Royals 6, Reds 5

CINCINNATI - Yuniesky Betancourt completed his big game with a run-scoring single in the 11th inning, sending Kansas over late-striking Cincinnati.

Kansas City AB   R   H   BI   Avg.      Cincinnati AB   R   H   BI   Avg.

Podsednik lf 5   0   1   1   .284      O.Cabrera ss 5   1   1   0   .267

Kendall c 5   0   0   1   .275      B.Phillips 2b 4   1   2   0   .304

V.Marte p 0   0   0   0   ---      Votto 1b 5   0   0   0   .301

Soria p 0   0   0   0   ---      Rolen 3b 6   0   4   1   .309

DeJesus cf-rf 4   0   0   0   .303      Gomes lf 5   0   1   0   .301

B.Butler 1b 3   1   0   0   .319      Bruce rf 4   2   2   2   .274

J.Guillen rf 4   1   2   0   .263      Stubbs cf 5   1   1   1   .241

Bl.Wood p 0   0   0   0   ---      C.Miller c 3   0   1   1   .077

Texeira p 0   0   0   0   ---      d-L.Nix ph 1   0   1   0   .259

D.Hughes p 0   0   0   0   ---      D.Herrera p 0   0   0   0   ---

B.Pena c 0   0   0   0   .111      f-Cairo ph 1   0   0   0   .284

Callaspo 3b 5   1   1   0   .275      Owings p 0   0   0   0   .100

Y.Betancourt ss 5   2   3   4   .287      Arroyo p 2   0   0   0   .214

Getz 2b 4   1   0   0   .205      c-Heisey ph 0   0   0   0   .273

Hochevar p 1   0   0   0   .000      Ondrusek p 0   0   0   0   ---

a-Betemit ph 0   0   0   0   .500      F.Cordero p 0   0   0   0   ---

Farnsworth p 0   0   0   0   ---      e-Hrnandz ph-c 1   0   1   0   .295

b-Blmquist ph 1   0   0   0   .197      Totals 42   5   14   5      

Tejeda p 0   0   0   0   ---

Maier cf 1   0   0   0   .258

Totals 38   6   7   6      

a-walked for Hochevar in the 5th. b-grounded out for Farnsworth in the 7th. c-walked for Arroyo in the 7th. d-singled for C.Miller in the 9th. e-sacrificed for F.Cordero in the 9th. f-grounded into a fielder's choice for D.Herrera in the 10th. LOB: Kansas City 4, Cincinnati 11. 2B: J.Guillen (11), Y.Betancourt (14), Bruce (11). HR: Y.Betancourt (5), off Arroyo; Bruce (9), off Hochevar. RBIs: Podsednik (21), Kendall (18), Y.Betancourt 4 (27), Rolen (44), Bruce 2 (29), Stubbs (30), C.Miller (1). SB: B.Phillips (9). CS: Rolen (2). S: O.Cabrera, B.Phillips, R.Hernandez. SF: Bruce. RLSP: Kansas City 1 (DeJesus); Cincinnati 5 (Stubbs, Votto 2, Cairo, Rolen). RA: O.Cabrera, Votto.

Kansas City walks (5): DeJesus, B.Butler 2, B.Pena, Betemit.

Cincinnati walks (3): B.Phillips, Votto, Heisey.

Kansas City strikeouts (7): Kendall, DeJesus 2, B.Butler, Callaspo, Y.Betancourt, Hochevar.

Cincinnati strikeouts (5): Votto, Gomes, Stubbs 2, C.Miller.

Kansas City IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Hochevar 4   6   4   4   0   3   68   4.96

Farnsworth 2   1   0   0   0   0   23   2.49

Tejeda (H 4) 1   0   0   0   1   1   20   4.02

Bl.Wood (BS 2-2) 1   2   1   1   1   0   20   3.52

Texeira 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   12   5.06

D.Hughes 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   2   3.68

V.Marte (W 1-0) 1   2   0   0   0   1   19   4.22

Soria (S 15-17) 1   2   0   0   0   0   12   3.04

Cincinnati IP   H   R   ER   BB   SO   NP   ERA   

Arroyo 7   6   5   5   3   4   109   4.80

Ondrusek 1   0   0   0   0   2   13   8.49

F.Cordero 1   0   0   0   0   1   8   3.77

D.Herrera 1   0   0   0   0   0   9   3.63

Owings (L 3-2) 1   1   1   1   2   0   19   3.81

IR-S: D.Hughes 2-0. Umpires: Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Tim Welke; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Bill Welke.

T: 3:29. A: 25,847 (42,319).