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Royals blank Indians 9-0 in first of doubleheader

4:13 PM, Apr 28, 2013   |    comments
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Kansas City, MO -- Jeremy Guthrie spun 6 2/3 shutout innings en route to matching a Royals' franchise record in Kansas City's 9-0 rout of the Cleveland Indians in the first game of a doubleheader from Kauffman Stadium.

Guthrie (3-0) scattered six hits and three walks while striking out five to move to 8-0 over his last 16 assignments dating back to Aug. 3 of last season, tying the longest unbeaten stretch by a starting pitcher in Royals' history. Paul Splittorff set the mark between Aug. 13, 1977 to Apr. 22, 1978.

The right-hander received plenty of offensive support in accomplishing the feat. Alcides Escobar had a solo home run with two RBI and Alex Gordon belted a two-run homer for Kansas City, with Jarrod Dyson also knocking in a pair of runs as part of a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

Asdrubal Cabrera collected three of Cleveland's eight hits. Justin Masterson (4-2) was saddled with the loss after permitting a season-high seven runs in 6 1/3 innings, though he did register nine strikeouts.

The Tribe have now dropped three in a row and eight of their last 11 games.

 

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