Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 8/6/12
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(AP) -- A.J. Pierzynski and the Chicago White Sox hit for a lot of power over the weekend. Continuing that trend could make it especially easy for Chris Sale in his return to the mound. Pitching on extended rest, Sale will go for his 13th win Monday night when the White Sox host the Kansas City Royals. Chicago (59-48) took two of three from Los Angeles over the weekend, winning 4-2 Sunday for its ninth win in 12 games overall and 12th in 14 at home. After Kevin Youkilis' third homer in two games knotted the game at 1, Pierzynski tied the franchise record by homering in his fifth straight game with a go-ahead two-run pinch-hit homer in the seventh. The catcher is the sixth White Sox player since 1921 to homer in five straight games and first since Paul Konerko did so in 2011. "I'm not supposed to be doing this so just ride it out as long as you can, enjoy it and have fun with it," said Pierzynski, who is 4 for 12 with a homer against scheduled Royals starter Luis Mendoza. Pierz...
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