• Paul Boucher
  • Adam Dunn mashes a first-inning homer Friday night at White Sox Park.

Friday could have been called “I Was a White Sox Bum Night” at Sox Park.

Adam Dunn crushed a first-inning home run to give Gavin Floyd all the runs he’d need to beat the Kansas City Royals. Gordon Beckham followed a two-out Alejandro De Aza single and stolen base in the third with a two-out RBI single up the middle. Dunn followed that with a two-out ground-rule double that, unfortunately, left Becks at third, where he was stranded when Paul Konerko’s broken-bat liner to short left was stabbed by a diving Alex Gordon, depriving Paulie of the chance to blow the game open, an opportunity seized instead by the unlikely Alex Rios three innings later with a two-out, two-run triple, scoring Becks, who’d led off with a double, and A.J. Pierzynski, who’d replaced Dunn, who’d walked, on the bases with a fielder’s choice.