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Morning Box Score: Royals Crown Sox; Blackhawks, Bulls Win

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 5, 2014 2:50PM

365_white_sox_logo.jpg Kansas City 7, White Sox 5
The Royals picked up 2014 where they left 2013 off and were a pain in the White Sox's side at Kaufmann Stadium Friday night. Eric Johnson was tattooed for seven runs on 10 hits in 4-2/3 innings while Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie allowed only four runs infive innings. The Sox slowly chipped away at Kansas City but couldn't overtake them.

Blackhawks 4, Columbus 3
The Blue Jackets always play the Blackhawks tough and their games against the defending Stanley Cup champs take on an extra special air now that Columbus is in the Eastern Conference. But the Blackhawks took the air out of the Blue Jackets' sails when Ben Smith scored on a backhand shot with four seconds left in regulation. The Blackhawks had 38 shots on goal on the night and Jeremy Morin, Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa, while Antti Raanta stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced.

Bulls 102, Milwaukee 90
The Bulls are peaking with the NBA playoffs on the horizon. KIrk Hinrich and Jimmy Butler led seven players in double figures with 17 points each as Chicago has now won four in a row and are 44-32 with six games remaining in the regular season.