Jeremy Guthrie pitched a four-hitter and Eric Hosmer drove in a career-high five runs to help the Kansas City Royals rout the Minnesota Twins 13-0 on Monday night. The Royals, who have won 12 of their past 13 games, scored a season-high 13 runs. Guthrie (12-7) won his fourth straight start to log his 12th victory, which is a career high. It was his second career shutout and he lowered his earned run average to 3.94. The right-hander retired the final 13 batters, did not allow a Twins runner to reach third base and only two touched second base. He struck out seven and walked one.
Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and then scored the go-ahead run for Kansas City on an error by Minnesota, and the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night.
Mike Pelfrey gave his fan section little to applaud against the Kansas City Royals. Pelfrey gave up five runs in the first and lasted just two innings as the Minnesota Twins lost 7-4 on Tuesday night.
In the bottom of the first inning, Cuddyer was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Baltimore’s Jeremy Guthrie. He was replaced by Rene Tosoni.
BALTIMORE (AP) _ During a season in which very little has gone right for the Baltimore Orioles, interim manager Juan Samuel uttered a phrase that hasn’t been heard often, if at all, during his postgame […]