Royals fall 6-2 to White Sox, first loss of spring training

4 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 10 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:48:00 PM CDT March 10, 2015 in Baseball
By: The Associated Press

SURPRISE, Arizona (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie dropped his first spring training start, and Micah Johnson went 4 for 4, scored two runs and drove in another to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 victory Tuesday over the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals lost for the first time after starting 6-0 this spring.

Guthrie yielded three runs and four hits with a hit batter in the first inning. The starting and losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, Guthrie retired the last four batters he faced. He threw 24 strikes in 37 pitches.

Johnson has six straight hits, including a game-tying ninth inning homer Monday against Arizona, to raise his average to .500. Jose Abreu, the 2014 AL rookie of the year, contributed two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

Jarrod Dyson led off the Royals' first inning with a homer off Tyler Danish, a highly touted White Sox prospect. Danish allowed two runs and three hits in 2 1-3 innings for the victory.

 

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