April 4, 2013 5:53 PM

Strong outing from Guthrie helps Royals avoid sweep, beat White Sox

Here was a glimpse Thursday afternoon of why the Royals believe this year will be different. Their bats remained on ice, but they avoided a three-game sweep through the strength of their improved rotation. Jeremy Guthrie worked six strong innings before the Royals turned to their power bullpen to close out a 3-1 victory over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

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