Streak ends as Royals fall to White Sox

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer (35), Jarrod Dyson (1) and Lorenzo Cain (6) leave the field during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – Jeremy Guthrie dropped his first spring training start, and Micah Johnson went 4 for 4, scored two runs and drove in another to lift the Chicago White Sox to a 6-2 victory Tuesday over the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals lost for the first time after starting 6-0 this spring.

Guthrie yielded three runs and four hits with a hit batter in the first inning. The starting and losing pitcher in Game 7 of the World Series, Guthrie retired the last four batters he faced. He threw 24 strikes in 37 pitches.

Johnson has six straight hits, including a game-tying ninth inning homer Monday against Arizona, to raise his average to .500. Jose Abreu, the 2014 AL rookie of the year, contributed two hits, drove in a run and scored a run.

Jarrod Dyson led off the Royals’ first inning with a homer off Tyler Danish, a highly touted White Sox prospect. Danish allowed two runs and three hits in 2 1-3 innings for the victory.

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