KC 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
ChiWS 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 4/4/2013

Recap: Chicago WSox vs. Kansas City

Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jeremy Guthrie tossed six strong innings and received just enough support from Kansas City's struggling offense in a 3-1 decision over the Chicago White Sox that gave the Royals their first win of the season.

After mustering just two runs, 12 hits and stranding 14 runners in dropping the first two tests of this season-opening series, the Royals struck three times in the top of the fifth to provide Guthrie and the bullpen a lead they didn't relinquish.

Kansas City managed just five hits in this one, but received an RBI single from Chris Getz and a run-scoring double by Alex Gordon in the fifth. Gordon finished 2-for-4 on the day.

Guthrie (1-0) yielded only one run on five hits while striking out nine Chicago hitters before giving way to Aaron Crow, Kelvin Herrera and Greg Holland, with the trio combining for a scoreless inning apiece to close out the victory.

"He did a good job," White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers said of Guthrie. "He didn't make any mistakes."

Chicago received a 4-for-4 game from Gordon Beckham, but went 1-for-6 with men in scoring position and left nine runners on base.

Gavin Floyd (0-1) pitched well for the White Sox in defeat, holding the Royals to four hits and fanning five despite being reached for all three runs in a six-inning stint.

Floyd was terrific the first time through the Kansas City order, yielding only one hit -- a Salvador Perez double in the second -- through the first four innings.

The Royals finally broke out in the fifth, however.

Eric Hosmer drew a one-out walk and raced to third on an opposite-field single from Jeff Francoeur before crossing the plate with the game's first run on Jarrod Dyson's high chopper to second. Getz then knocked in Francoeur with a base hit to center for a 2-0 lead, and took second when Chicago's Alejandro De Aza bobbled the ball on the play.

Gordon followed by ripping a double into the right-field corner to easily score Getz.

"I didn't feel any different. I was attacking like I normally do," said Floyd of the inning. "They made a couple of timely hits and got a ground ball that was a high chop. That's the way things go."

Chicago, meanwhile, was held to just a pair of singles and a walk by Guthrie over the first four frames, though it would get a run back in the fifth. After the Kansas City right-hander hit Flowers with a pitch with two out, Beckham and De Aza stroked back-to-back singles to bring the White Sox within 3-1.

The White Sox later threatened to close the gap further when facing Crow in the seventh, with consecutive base hits from Flowers and Beckham putting two on with one out. De Aza flied out, however, before Jeff Keppinger grounded back to the box to end the inning.

Chicago had the tying run at first in the ninth after Holland walked Flowers and served up Beckham's fourth single of the contest, but De Aza followed with a slow tapper to first that resulted in the final out.

Game Notes

Since joining the Royals in a trade with Colorado midway through last season, Guthrie has gone 2-0 with an 0.50 earned run average in five starts against the White Sox ... Kansas City went 2-for-6 with runners in scoring position after having just two hits in 13 at-bats in such situations over the first two games ... Prior to De Aza's RBI single, all six of Chicago's runs this season had come as a result of five homers the team hit over the first two outings.

Clemson QB Kelly dismissed from team

Clemson quarterback Chad Kelly, nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, has been dismissed from the team for conduct detrimental to the program.

Harvick claims Darlington pole

Kevin Harvick became the eighth different pole winner in as many Sprint Cup Series races this season after posting the fastest lap in the final round of Friday's knockout-style qualifying for the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

Boston's Napoli leaves game with dislocated finger

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli suffered a dislocated finger in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

Knicks' Anthony to miss final two games

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will miss the team's final two games of the season after an MRI revealed a small tear to the labrum in his right shoulder.

Panthers win top pick in 2014 NHL Draft

The Florida Panthers will have the top overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, after winning the league's lottery which was held on Tuesday.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
Experience Baylor summer camp - a 70 year tradition of summer fun and adventure. What are you waiting for? Make the most of summer by signing up today!
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Register now for St. Nicholas summer camp whose mission & purpose is to provide a fun learning experience for children, developing physical, cultural, social and intellectual abilities.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.