Kansas City 2, Chi. White Sox 0

Date - Saturday, May 4, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Kauffman Stadium
Temperature - 50°
Umpires - Home Plate - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Victor Carapazza, Third Base - Gary Cederstrom,
Attendance - 19957

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Chi. White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Kansas City 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chi. White Sox 12-16 7-7 5-9 L1
Kansas City 16-10 9-4 7-6 W3

Recap


Royals 2, White Sox 0:
Jeremy Guthrie pitched his first career shutout to set a franchise record with 17 straight unbeaten starts as host Kansas City downed Chicago in the opener of a three-game series.

Lorenzo Cain delivered a two-run triple in the first and Guthrie (4-0) make the runs hold up with a strong effort. He allowed four hits and one walk and struck out three while surpassing the previous franchise mark for consecutive unbeaten outings set by Paul Splittorff in 1977-78.

Billy Butler was hit by a pitch from Dylan Axelrod (0-2) with two outs in the first inning and Eric Hosmer followed with a single. Cain drove a pitch down the right-field line for his three-bagger as Chicago’s Alex Rios missed a diving catch attempt and both runners scored.

The White Sox received singles from Tyler Flowers and Alejandro De Aza in the eighth inning, but Guthrie got out of the jam by inducing Jeff Keppinger to hit into a fielder’s choice. Guthrie is 9-0 during the 17-start stretch.

Axelrod allowed two runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Guthrie is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in six starts against the White Sox since joining the Royals last July. … Chicago’s streak of hitting a homer in 11 straight games came to an end. … Hosmer had three hits for Kansas City.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Dylan Axelrod Player Jeremy Guthrie
Loss W/L Win
7.2 IP 9.0
0 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 4
2.35 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Chi. White Sox   Kansas City
Paul Konerko Player Eric Hosmer
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Chi. White Sox 4 0 5 .129 7 3 0 1 0 2
Kansas City 8 0 12 .242 15 0 2 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Royals have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Chi. White Sox will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The White Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .375 after a loss.