KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even with a gift out, Jeremy Guthrie was too wild for his own good.
Guthrie matched a career high by walking six and also hit a batter as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Wednesday night.
Guthrie (0-1) gave up three runs in the first inning. Overall, he allowed six hits in five innings. Only half of his 98 pitches were for strikes.
“It’s real uncharacteristic of Jeremy,” manager Ned Yost said. “The veteran pitcher in him allowed him to keep us in the game through five and get us in a spot where we can manage it. Three runs is not an insurmountable lead.”
“It’s one of those games, but Jeremy doesn’t panic. He will bend at times, but not break. He doesn’t freak out he can’t find his command,” he said.
The Twins scored all their runs in the…
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