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Five Run First Leads Royals Past White Sox

Associated Press - June 13, 2014 11:03 pm

Alex Gordon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth after Oakland tied it in the bottom of the eighth, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Athletics 7-6 on Wednesday.

CHICAGO (AP) – Lorenzo Cain had a two run double to highlight a five run first inning, Jeremy Guthrie pitched into the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to five games with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox Friday night.

Guthrie (3-6) allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings to snap an 11 game winless streak. Guthrie’s last win was April 9 against Tampa Bay.

Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler each had two RBIs, including run scoring singles in the first inning.

Jose Quintana (3-7) never recovered from the slow start, allowing six runs and eight hits in six innings.

Jose Abreu went 1 for 4 with an RBI for the White Sox.