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Pitching Guides Kansas City to 10th Straight Win

Jeremy Guthrie struck out nine batters Wednesday afternoon.
(DETROIT, Mich.) Veteran pitcher Jeremy Guthrie delivered the performance Kansas City needed to extend its win streak as the Royals edged the Tigers 2-1 Wednesday afternoon.

Guthrie, now 4-6 on the season, struck out nine batters while allowing one earned run on four hits. He's totaled 18 strikeouts in his last two starts combine.

The Royals (39-32) have now won ten consecutive games -- it's the club's first double-digit win streak since 1994.

Alex Gordon put Kansas City on top in the first inning. With two out and Eric Hosmer on second, Gordon hit a ground ball up back up the middle that hit second base and rolled into shallow right center field. Hosmer scored on the hit. Gordon increased his team-high RBI total to 39.

Omar Infante put the game out of reach with a solo home run in the fifth inning. He's belted two home runs against his former team in the series.

Lorenzo Cain also contributed a two-hit game to raise his batting average to .322.


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