(Kansas City, MO)  — Jeremy Guthrie took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Sunday and Salvador Perez’ RBI single sparked a three-run eighth inning as the Royals topped the White Sox, 5-2.  Guthrie, who gave up his first hit with two outs in the seventh on a controversial infield single by Paul Konerko, gave up two unearned runs in seven-and-a-third innings of duty but did not factor in the decision.  Greg Holland was credited with the win.  Perez also had an RBI double for Kansas City, which swept the three-game set at Kauffman Stadium.  Both of Chicago’s runs scored on an eighth inning error.  Jesse Crain was saddled with the loss.

Royals manager Ned Yost says this is a great series sweep for his team.


Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur says their starting pitching has been terrific of late.


Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie on facing the White Sox in two of his last three starts.


The Royals travel to Tampa Bay Monday to take on the Rays. Royals lefty Will Smith gets the start against Tampa’s Jeremy Hellickson; first pitch is at 6:10 p.m. Central time.




(St. Louis, MO)  — Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead solo homer in the top of the 19th inning as the Pirates downed the Cardinals Sunday, 6-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series.  Andrew McCutchen added a two-run single in the 19th for the Pirates, who are two games ahead of the Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card spot.  Wandy Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings to improve to 8-and-12.  Carlos Beltran plated a pair of runs for the Cardinals.  Barret Browning was charged with the loss.

Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia says being healthy made a noticeable impact for him on the mound.


Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran says the length and magnitude of the game didn’t change the impact of the loss.


Cardinals reliever and losing pitcher Barret Browning says he’s not happy with his outing.


The Cardinals have Monday off as they get ready to host the Houston Astros for a three game set starting Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.




(Kansas City, MO)  — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has signed his franchise tender.  The 27-year-old had been holding out of training camp while seeking a long-term deal since being designated the team’s franchise player in March.  Bowe was the 23rd overall pick in the 2007 draft and has spent his entire five-year career with the Chiefs.  He played in all 16 games last season, including 14 starts, and had 81 receptions for 1,159 yards and five touchdowns.




KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis will miss some time after injuring his shoulder in Saturday’s preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams. Coach Romeo Crennel says Lewis will miss “a bit of time,” but didn’t provide a more definitive timetable. Lewis is expected to wear an arm sling for several more days.