Guthrie pitches Royals past Tigers 2-1 for sweep - WNEM TV 5

Guthrie pitches Royals past Tigers 2-1 for sweep

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KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) -

Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Alex Gordon homered to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.

Prince Fielder had three hits for the slumping Tigers, who remained three games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.

The teams begin an important three-game series Friday night in Detroit.

Guthrie (3-3), who did not give up a hit to the White Sox until the eighth inning on Aug. 19 in his previous Kauffman Stadium start, held Detroit to one run on 10 hits -- nine of them singles.

He walked none and struck out three.

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