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Guthrie's Streak Ends in Anaheim

-The Royals (19-17) dropped the second game against the Angels, 6-2, evening the three-game series.

-Jeremy Guthrie took the loss, and ended his streak and franchise-record 18 straight starts without suffering a defeat. His final line showed 7 IP, 5 ER, 11 H, 3 BB, 0 K on 105 pitches. It was his worst start of the season.

-The Royals scored first, in the 4th inning. Alcides Escobar (1-for-4) led off with a single to right field. Following an Alex Gordon (1-for-4) fly-out, Billy Butler (2-for-4) drove in Escobar with a double to left field.

-The lead was short-lived. Albert Pujols led off the bottom of the 4th with a bomb to left field, evening the score at 1-1. Guthrie set down the following two batters before giving up another home run to Howie Kendrick. 

-The Angels pushed their lead to 3-1 in the 5th. J.B. Shuck hit a one-out single to right field, and was pushed to third base on an Erick Aybar single to left field. Shuck would score on a Mike Trout sacrifice fly to deep center field.

-Jeremy Guthrie never was in big trouble. He once again showed the ability to wiggle out of trouble and limit the damage. It truly was a combination of a hand full of bad pitches and a questionable strike zone from Tim McClelland.

-The Royals cut into the Angles lead in the 6th inning, thanks to the 5th home run of the season from Billy Butler. It came with two outs, and was a blast to right-center field. The round-tripper gave Butler six RBI in the last two games.

-That would do it for the Royals offense, but the Angles would tack on a few more. Josh Hamilton tattooed the first pitch he saw in the 6th inning to make it 4-2.

-Despite being at 92 pitches, Guthrie came back out in the 7th, and gave up a fifth run. It came on a two-out home run to left field from Mike Trout. It was a 1-1 pitch on the inside of the plate that was crushed by the machine that is Mike Trout.

-Aaron Crow came in relief in the 8th, and served up the sixth and final run of the game. Howie Kendrick hit a one-out single to right field, and then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. He would score on a ground-out by Chris Iannetta.

-Lorenzo Cain (0-for-3) was in the lead-off spot for the first time this season. He struck out swinging three times, and drew a walk.

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People : Aaron CrowAlbert PujolsBilly ButlerChris IannettaHowie KendrickJeremy GuthrieJosh HamiltonLorenzo CainMike TroutTim McClelland

05/15/2013 1:26AM
Guthrie's Streak Ends in Anaheim
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