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