KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 19: Starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie #33 of the Kansas City Royals in action during the game against the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium on August 19, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Royals Vs. White Sox: Kansas City Completes Sweep Behind Jeremy Guthrie Performance

The Royals completed their sweep of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon, paced by Jeremy Guthrie, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning.

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White Sox Vs. Royals Recap: Jeremy Guthrie Dazzles In 5-2 KC Win

The Kansas City Royals completed their weekend sweep of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon with Jeremy Guthrie dealing on the mound. Guthrie took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken up on a questionable ruling that resulted in a Paul Konerko infield single. After the no-hit bid was broken up, Guthrie did give up two runs in the top of the eighth which evened things up. Neither Chicago run was earned, however, as both Dayan Viciedo and Ray Olmedo scored on an Eric Hosmer error at first.

The Royals would get the lead back in the bottom half of the frame. White Sox reliever Jesse Crain issued a lead-off walk to Billy Butler, prompting Ned Yost to make the call for Jarrod Dyson. The speedy pinch runner instantly made an impact, swiping second and scoring on a Salvador Perez single to right. The Royals would then add two more insurance runs, bumping the lead to 5-2 and handing things over to Greg Holland who cleaned things up in the ninth for his fifth save of the season.

With a sweep of the first-place Sox complete, the Royals now head to Tampa for a three-game set with the Rays. Will Smith will take the mound in the series opener on Monday night.

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Jeremy Guthrie No-Hitter Broken Up In 7th Inning On Questionable Call

Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie was pitching a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox through 6.2 innings at Kauffman Stadium until a debatable call that was ruled a hit broke up the bid. Guthrie has been dazzling during the Sunday matinee series finale, holding the first-place Sox hitless through six and issuing just one walk.

The no-hitter was broken up by Paul Konerko on a questionable call by the scorekeeper against Guthrie. Konerko sent one to shortstop Alcides Escobar, who threw low to first. The slow-footed Konerko was nowhere near the bag when the misfired throw arrived, but it was still ruled a hit. After some debate, the initial ruling stood.

Guthrie was perfect through the first 4.2 innings before A.J. Pierzynski worked a 2-2 count into a walk for the first Chicago baserunner of the game. Guthrie had only struck out two batters entering the seventh, but he appeared to pick up steam with the no-hitter implications. He reached back and added a little extra, striking out the side in the seventh.

Jose Quintana had countered Guthrie through the first five innings until a KC rally in the sixth spotted the Royals starter a two-run cushion. After a Lorenzo Cain single and Alcides Escobar walk started the inning, catcher Salvador Perez doubled home both to break the scoreless tie.

Guthrie, who was acquired by the Royals in a deal with the Rockies at the end of July, was just seven outs away from completing the fifth no-hitter in Royals history.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Jeremy Guthrie Looks to Continue Hot Streak, Royals Look to Sweep Chicago

Jeremy Guthrie will attempt to continue a two-game scoreless streak Sunday, as the Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox in the final game of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Guthrie lost his first three starts after being acquired from Colorado in late July, but went seven scoreless innings in an Aug. 8 win over the White Sox. He followed that performance with eight scoreless innings in his latest start against Oakland on Aug. 14.

Chicago counters with Jose Quintana (5-2, 2.77 ERA), who last faced Kansas City during Guthrie's aforementioned Aug. 8 win. In that game, Quintana gave up just two runs on five hits over seven innings. Quintana took the win in his last start, going 6 2/3 innings and allowing two earned runs in a 3-2 White Sox win at Toronto.

The Royals have taken the first two games of the series and 12 of their last 18, and will be playing for their first series sweep since taking three from Cleveland earlier this month. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 CT, with coverage on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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Royals Vs. White Sox Final Score: Kansas City Beats Chicago 9-4

The Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 9-4 on Saturday night, using a four-run eighth inning to hold off a late comeback attempt by the visiting team.

Bruce Chen would allow just two runs in six innings against the White Sox, notching five strikouts while walking just one batter on the night.

Chen would be pulled after allowing two runs in the sixth with the Royals leading 5-0, and the White Sox would pull to within 5-4 in the top of the eighth with Tim Collins on the mound.

The Royals would instantly respond, with Mike Moustakas hitting a three-run home run against Brett Myers and giving Kansas City a commanding 9-4 lead.

Billy Butler would have the other big night for the home team, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs.

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Chris Getz Injury: Royals 2B Chris Getz Has Surgery Saturday On Fractured Thumb

Royals second baseman Chris Getz had season-ending surgery on a fractured thumb Saturday.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Kansas City Continues Weekend Series With ChiSox

The Kansas City Royals host the Chicago White Sox Saturday at Kauffman Stadium in the second game of their weekend series.

Kansas City defeated the AL Central-leading White Sox, 4-2, on Friday, marking the third win in the past four games for the Royals.

Royals left-hander Bruce Chen (8-10, 5.56 ERA) hopes to continue that winning trend and build off his last start against Chicago. He is 1-1 against the White Sox this season, earning a win against them Aug. 7 when he allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

The White Sox have Jake Peavy (9-8, 3.04 ERA) slated to start. Peavy has struggled against the Royals this season, taking the loss in the game against Chen earlier this month and also allowing six runs in Kansas City July 14 in a losing effort.

The game is scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports KC.

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Royals Second Baseman Chris Getz Out For Season With Broken Thumb

Kansas City Royals second baseman Chris Getz was taken out of tonight's game in the fifth inning after being struck in the thumb while attempting a bunt. The team later confirmed that Getz will undergo season-ending surgery on the thumb. Tony Abreu replaced Getz at second base, with Mike Moustakas moving into Getz's leadoff position in the lineup.

The 28-year-old Getz had appeared in 64 games for the Royals in 2012, hitting .275 with no homers and 17 RBI in 189 at-bats. Getz had split time at second base with Yuniesky Betancourt, but Kansas City had requested unconditional release waivers on Betancourt on Wednesday. No word yet on what moves the Royals will make to fill the void left by Getz's injury.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Kansas City Defeats Chicago 4-2

The Kansas City Royals took the first game of a three-game home series against Chicago on Friday night, winning 4-2. A seventh-inning double by Royals catcher Salvador Perez drove home Mike Moustakas and Alcides Escobar, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Royals a two-run lead they would hold through the remainder of the game.

A second inning home run by Lorenzo Cain got the Royals started, but White Sox designated hitter Paul Konerko tied the game with a solo homer of his own in the fourth. A Gordon Beckham fifth-inning single drove home Alexi Ramirez, giving Chicago the lead. Then Kansas City tied things up in the sixth on a Billy Butler home run, setting the stage for Perez's winner in the seventh.

Royals starter Luis Mendoza earned the win, pitching seven innings and conceding just two runs on four hits while striking out six. Kelvin Herrera contributed an inning of relief work, and Greg Holland picked up the save after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. White Sox pitcher Chris Sale took the loss.

The Royals' win was dampened by news that Chris Getz broke his thumb and will miss the rest of the season after being hit by a pitch while bunting in the fifth inning.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Kansas City. For more on the Royals, make sure to check out the discussion and analysis over at Royals Review. For more news and notes from around the world of professional baseball, visit Baseball Nation.

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Royals Vs. White Sox: Paul Konerko Returns To ChiSox Line-Up

The Kansas City Royals continue their homestand when the Chicago White Sox come to town for a three-game weekend series.

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