May 4: Royals 2, White Sox 0

We considered just copy & pasting a wrap from a previous start Jeremy Guthrie had against the White Sox here. Because frankly, there's just not much to say.

The Royals defeated the White Sox 2-0 on Saturday evening thanks to Guthrie (pictured above, H/T AP) and despite a very strong effort from Sox' starter Dylan Axelrod.

After letting up two runs in the first inning and the Royals hitting a lot more hard line drives in the early innings, Axe settled down to eat up 7.2 innings allowing only those two runs. He lowered his ERA to 3.60 on the season with the strong effort, as he continues to look like a very good option to stay in the team's rotation.

Unfortunately, he still doesn't have a win to show for his efforts, moving to 0-2 with the loss on Saturday.

But the story of the night was Guthrie.

In the two hour, 18 minute game that extended Guthrie's unbeaten streak to 17 starts dating back to last season. So, at least it's not only the Sox who can't beat this guy. Though his numbers against the pale hose are just flat-out ridiculous.

With his nine shut-out innings on Saturday, since coming to KC in 2012, he's now pitched 53.2 innings against the south siders and let up two earned runs. Yes. Two. That's an ERA of 0.34 through a very hefty sample size.

So is there really anything else we can say about it?


Zachary Gropper

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