Cuthbert, Duffy help Royals end 8-game skid, beat White Sox

Cheslor Cuthbert hit a pair of solo home runs, Danny Duffy pitched six shutout innings and the Kansas City Royals ended an eight-game losing streak, beating the Chicago White Sox 4-1 on Saturday.

Kendrys Morales also homered as the World Series champion Royals stopped their longest slide since May 2013.

The White Sox lost for the 21st time in their last 29 games following back-to-back wins.

Cuthbert connected in the third inning and again in the eighth for his first multihomer game in the majors.

Duffy (2-1) struck out 10 and gave up three hits.

Jose Quintana (5-7) also struck out 10 in his career-high sixth straight loss.