Jeremy Guthrie returns to action for Royals on Saturday

Jeremy Guthrie will start for the Royals on Saturday.
Jeremy Guthrie will start for the Royals on Saturday. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

Skipped in the last turn through the Royals rotation, Jeremy Guthrie will start Saturday in Kansas City. He will face White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija on the second day of a three-game series at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals elected last week to keep Guthrie, 7-7 with a 5.65 ERA, in the rotation and send Chris Young, 8-6 with a 3.25 ERA, to the bullpen. Both Young and Kris Medlen are available as long relievers.

In his last outing, on July 29, Guthrie gave up eight runs in 5 1/3 innings to Cleveland. But manager Ned Yost decided to stick with Guthrie over Young, who has outperformed Guthrie as a starter for months.

Edinson Volquez will face John Danks on Friday. The series concludes on Sunday in a duel between lefties Danny Duffy and Jose Quintana.

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