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Guthrie authors two-inning outing in spring debut

Guthrie authors two-inning outing in spring debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Never say that Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie isn't the helpful type.

In a little playful give-and-take with reporters after Guthrie gave up three runs in his start against the White Sox on Monday, he was asked how he'd write the story about his two-inning outing.

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"Just write about it. You don't need quotes," Guthrie said. "Just say Jeremy looked like he threw all of his pitches, located a couple early, they got a couple of base knocks, looked like he hung a changeup to a hitter that put a good swing on it and hit a three-run homer.

"Came back in the second inning and was able to work more efficiently, looked like he was healthy, threw X-amount on the gun. He looks like even at 35 years old he still might have a chance to break 90 miles per hour and a glass pane window. That's more or less what I would write."

The hanging changeup on a 2-1 pitch was hit for a three run homer by Andy Wilkins following two singles. The White Sox went down in order in Guthrie's second inning.

Oh, while he was at it, could Guthrie write a headline?

"I could do a headline: 'Guthrie eases back into Spring Training shape,'" he said.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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