Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - The Royals lost a no-hitter, an errorless
streak and the lead in the span of two innings, but walked off with a win.
This was some way to complete a sweep.
Salvador Perez's go-ahead RBI single in the eighth came an inning after Jeremy
Guthrie's no-hit bid was lost to a scoring decision, and the Royals beat the
White Sox for the third day in a row, 5-2, on Sunday.
Guthrie stretched his personal shutout streak to 22 innings but didn't come
away with the win. He had a no-no going until Paul Konerko reached on an
infield single with two outs in the seventh when first baseman Eric Hosmer
couldn't snare Alcides Escobar's deep throw from the hole at short.
The 33-year-old righty came out after allowing back-to-back singles in the
eighth and the bullpen gave up two unearned runs charged to him, but Perez's
hit in the bottom of the inning keyed a three-run KC rally.
Greg Holland (6-3) got four straight outs for the win, the Royals' ninth in
their last 12 games to finish a six-game homestand 5-1.
The White Sox were out-hit 11-3 and finished 3-4 on a seven-game road trip.
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