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Just how bad was the Royals’ 14-1 loss to the Yankees on Monday?

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Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (11) reacts after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in New York.
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (11) reacts after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees' Brett Gardner during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 25, 2015, in New York. AP

Monday’s 14-1 loss at Yankee Stadium was a day Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals would probably rather forget:

▪ The defeat was the Royals’ worst since a 16-2 loss to Detroit on Sept. 6, 2013.

▪ The Royals had given up 10 runs in a game before only once this season.

▪ Jeremy Guthrie gave up the most runs by a Royals pitcher since Vin Mazarro gave up 14 in relief on May 16, 2011.

▪ Guthrie gave up eight runs in the first inning, the first Royal to do so since Mark Redman on September 23, 2006.

▪ Guthrie became the first Royal to give up three home runs in one inning since Kelvin Herrera did it against the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2013.

▪ Guthrie is the eighth pitcher to give up four homers before getting four outs, according to research to 1914 by STATS.

▪ Guthrie also the third starter to give up at least 11 runs while getting three outs or fewer, STATS said.

▪ Greg Holland, pitching for the first time in 11 days, gave up two walks, a two-run homer and was pulled after 0.1inning.

▪ When the game was all but over, first baseman Eric Hosmer moved to right field — and allowed a pop-up to drop for a single. Salvador Perez, who had the day off from catching, went in to play first.

▪ Jarrod Dyson was thrown out stealing in the fifth inning — while the Royals trailed by 11 runs.

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