Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie pitches to an Oakland Athletics batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS) -- Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie turned in a tough start Thursday against the Twins.
Guthrie allowed five runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Guthrie was tagged early. With one out in the first, the Twins managed to put runners on second and third. One run would come in on a groundout. The other would score on a single. Guthrie made it through the next two innings unscathed, but gave up two more runs in the fourth inning. He gave up his final run on a walk and a double in the sixth inning.
Guthrie exited with the game tied, picking up the no-decision. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.