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Tigers fall, need win to host first round -2/27/2015, 10:20 AM

Tiger women, MIAA champs, hang on -2/27/2015, 10:29 AM

Monarchs survive on senior night -2/27/2015, 12:17 PM

With KU back in control, Jayhawks prepare for 'high drama' -2/27/2015, 10:19 AM

Nino Williams takes long road to success at Kansas State -2/27/2015, 10:18 AM

Sub-state basketball pairings -2/26/2015, 10:37 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Younger part of youth movement for Railers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

Big 12 reprimands K-State after court-storming -2/26/2015, 10:53 AM

Hays High's top four headed to Salina -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- HDN area state qualifiers -2/26/2015, 10:48 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Porsch seeks a repeat in state finale -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Freshman Hutchinson leads young group of Redmen -2/26/2015, 10:49 AM

3-2-1A wrestling -- Norton steps up again to have shot at 3-2-1A state crown -2/26/2015, 10:50 AM

Shockers fight past Indiana State, set up big Saturday -2/26/2015, 10:27 AM

Rhoades back at state -- this time in 4A -2/26/2015, 10:36 AM

TMP survives Plainville -2/25/2015, 11:26 AM

K-State issues apology -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

HHS swept at Dodge -2/25/2015, 10:22 AM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/25/2015, 10:21 AM

Royals still hoping for Starling to break out -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Penske revels in Logano's victory at Daytona 500 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcat's win throws a roadblock at Jayhawks -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

KBCA prep basketball rankings, Feb. 23 -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

Wildcats get it done -2/24/2015, 10:22 AM

No-name Hahn wins Northern Trust Open -2/23/2015, 10:24 AM

FHSU softball splits on Sunday in Minnesota -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Logano wins first Daytona 500 -2/23/2015, 10:15 AM

Lutz: VanVleet has another day to remember -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

VanVleet takes Wichita State's assists title in win -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

'Cats seek confidence before game with KU -2/23/2015, 10:14 AM

Perry Ellis, No. 8 Kansas rebound from loss, beat TCU -2/22/2015, 12:47 PM

Baylor drills K-State -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

Monarch girls run away from Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:38 PM

TMP wins physical game at Stockton -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Mathews all-state for HHS -2/22/2015, 12:48 PM

HHS wins at Garden, jumps back into WAC race -2/22/2015, 12:41 PM

Wrestling roundup -- Hays High sends four to 4A state -2/22/2015, 8:19 PM

Victoria puts together complete game in win at Ness City -2/22/2015, 12:40 PM

HHS girls fall down early, lose at Garden -2/22/2015, 12:39 PM

Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Patrick qualifies -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

HHS sends relays to state -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Tiger baseball takes two from UCM -2/20/2015, 10:19 AM

Gene Stephenson says he's filed his own appeal -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

TCU takes out K-State -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Bohuslavsky keys win for Tiger women -2/19/2015, 10:59 AM

Tiger men rally for MIAA win -2/19/2015, 10:13 AM

Tiger women No. 1 in Central Region -2/18/2015, 5:04 PM

Tuesday's area prep basketball boxscores -2/18/2015, 11:22 AM

Barton's Hensley named Player of the Week -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

TMP boys win, girls fall in Great Bend -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

K-State hopes to build some momentum at TCU -2/18/2015, 10:24 AM

Two in a row for HHS girls -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

Hot early, HHS boys get win at Abilene -2/18/2015, 10:47 AM

All is possible at Daytona -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

WVU tops Jayhawks in wild finish -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chiefs can find impact receiver in NFL draft -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Chargers set sights on LA, push San Diego officials for action on stadium -2/17/2015, 10:27 AM

Defense a constant for Shockers -2/17/2015, 10:26 AM

FHSU, UCM series moved to Hays -2/16/2015, 10:55 AM

KU prepares for full-court press -2/16/2015, 10:17 AM

Foster lifts Kansas State past Oklahoma on Saturday -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Three Tigers crowned MIAA champs -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Bowyer, after crash, slams qualifying format -2/16/2015, 10:16 AM

Phillipsburg girls knock off TMP at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Hays High girls snap losing skid -2/15/2015, 2:21 PM

Hays High stunned by Liberal at the buzzer -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger women's streak halted at Pitt State -2/15/2015, 10:26 AM

Tiger softball 1-3 to start season -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tiger men fall at Pitt -2/15/2015, 7:54 PM

Tigers drop to 0-2 with losses to Mines, Regis -2/15/2015, 1:10 AM

KU coach kicks off tour in Hays -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

K-State guard Johnson laughs off hecklers at W. Virginia -2/13/2015, 10:13 AM

The Tigers' do-it-all Shaw -2/13/2015, 11:10 AM

Samac staying on court, providing big games for Tigers -2/13/2015, 11:09 AM

Wichita State baseball players see winning as antidote to distractions -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals, Herrera agree -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Royals purchase contract of Derek Gordon -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

KU's Ellis near 1,000 points -2/13/2015, 10:12 AM

Hoxies' record just a matter of time? -2/12/2015, 3:26 PM

New coach, new season for FHSU softball -2/12/2015, 11:25 AM

Tigers look for better pitching in 2015 -2/12/2015, 10:14 AM

Shox roll to win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

Kansas State rally again falls short at W. Virginia -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

FHSU wrestling rolls to dual win -2/12/2015, 10:04 AM

2015 Eight-Man All-Star rosters -2/11/2015, 11:54 AM

Indiana State backcourt thrives with new characters -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Scott City rolls over TMP -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Jayhawks cruise past Texas Tech -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Kansas State braces for Mountaineers' full-court press -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Salina Central outlasts Hays High -2/11/2015, 10:24 AM

Tigers' Lehman earns seventh MIAA honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

FHSU's Samac earns MIAA men's honor -2/9/2015, 1:56 PM

KBCA rankings, Feb. 9 -2/9/2015, 1:47 PM

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At KU, Smith played on scout team -2/9/2015, 10:16 AM

North Carolina coaching icon Dean Smith dies at 83 -2/8/2015, 5:19 PM

Wichita State easily beats weakened Missouri State -2/8/2015, 4:52 PM

FHSU men hold off Hornets -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

TMP's Rhoades third in Phillipsburg -2/8/2015, 8:58 PM

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Rock Hills 42, Natoma 37

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Grand slam sinks Guthrie, Royals in 5-3 loss

Published on -7/14/2013, 9:10 AM

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie has had problems keeping the ball in the park all season. He was burned by the home run again Saturday night.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam in the sixth inning off the right-hander, sparking the Indians to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

Chisenhall's two-out shot caromed off the facing of the second deck in right field and fell into the Royals bullpen to give Cleveland a 5-0 lead. It was the 22nd home run allowed by Guthrie this season, tying him with Joe Blanton of the Angels for the most in the American League.

"I think I threw the ball pretty well tonight, but we can all agree that was not a great pitch to Chisenhall," Guthrie said. "It was a curveball that stayed up, so that's my fault, but any time a guy hits a first-pitch breaking ball for a home run, he's done a pretty good job."

Guthrie (8-7) went seven innings, scattering eight hits and three walks while striking out three. He has only won once in six starts since June 10, allowing six homers while going 1-4 with a 5.80 ERA.

The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the third on Jason Kipnis' sacrifice fly, which began a string of nine straight retired by Guthrie, who was Cleveland's first-round draft pick in 2002.

Kipnis singled to lead off the sixth and Michael Brantley added a one-out double, forcing Royals manager Ned Yost to make a decision.

Yost intentionally walked Carlos Santana to load the bases and Guthrie followed by striking out Jason Giambi. Chisenhall spoiled the strategy by jumping on the first pitch he saw and driving it 388 feet off an auxiliary scoreboard.

"Jeremy was really good, really good tonight," Yost said. "I thought that inning just kind of developed.

"Santana had 51 walks, so you're probably not going to sneak a couple pitches by him. I thought our best chance was to intentionally walk him. Jeremy did a great job striking out Giambi, but unfortunately that first pitch to Chisenhall stayed up."

Kansas City answered with three runs in the seventh, chasing Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir (5-4) with two on and one out. Miguel Tejada greeted Cleveland reliever Matt Albers with an RBI single that cut the Royals' deficit to 5-1 before David Lough grounded out.

Indians manager Terry Francona intentionally walked All-Star left fielder Alex Gordon to load the bases. Alcides Escobar beat out an infield single to short, which allowed Kansas City to pull to 5-3 when Lorenzo Cain and Miguel Tejada both hustled home.

"Any time I hit the ball, I hustle, so it worked out," Escobar said.

"That was good hustle by Esky and good hustle by Tejada to score from second on an infield hit," Yost said.

Billy Butler and Cain both singled in the eighth off Cleveland reliever Vinnie Pestano, but were stranded when Tejada's liner to first was stabbed by Santana.

Kazmir remained unbeaten this season at Progressive Field, where he is 5-0 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts. Chris Perez tossed a perfect ninth for his 12th save as Cleveland moved within 1 1-2 games of first place Detroit in the AL Central.

Kansas City lost its fourth straight contest and remains seven games behind the Tigers, while Guthrie fell to 3-3 all-time against his former team.

"I was looking for something I could get the barrel on," Chisenhall said of his grand slam. "I saw the same curveball in my at-bat earlier, and I took it. I took what I saw there and I used it to my advantage."

NOTES: The Royals recalled LHP Everett Teaford from Triple-A Omaha and optioned LHP Donnie Joseph to the Storm Chasers. Joseph, who made his major league debut Thursday against the Yankees, tossed 1 1-3 scoreless innings in two appearances. "We needed a fresh arm in the bullpen, so we made the move," Yost said. "But I thought Donnie did well and got his feet wet, which was important. Now, he's going to be more relaxed the next time we need him." Teaford went 3-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 23 games for Omaha. ... Royals RHP Wade Davis will be activated off the paternity leave list Sunday, but stayed in New York with his wife Katelyn and their first child. "The baby was born late (Friday) night, so there's no need for him to come here," Yost said. ... Indians RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-4) faces Royals RHP James Shields (4-6) in the three-game series finale Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Yost will announce his post All-Star break pitching rotation before the game.


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