KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jeremy Guthrie set a club record and Lorenzo Cain drove in both runs as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox 2-0 on Saturday night.
Guthrie is 9-0 in his past 17 starts, a franchise record for consecutive starts without a loss. Paul Splittorff held the record with 16 straight starts without a loss in 1977-78.
Guthrie limited the White Sox to four hits, two of them by Paul Konerko, for his first career shutout and fifth complete-game.
In the eighth inning, Tyler Flowers and Alejandro De Aza singled, but Guthrie retired Jeff Keppinger on a force out grounder to end the inning.
Dylan Axelrod (0-2) took the loss, allowing two runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings. He walked two and hit two batters.
Lorenzo Cain's two-out triple in the first scored Billy Butler, who was hit by an Axelrod pitch, and Eric Hosmer, who had singled. Cain is hitting .429 (12 for 28) with runners in scoring position.
The Royals threatened in the third. Hosmer led off with a triple, but his teammates failed to bring him home.
Konerko's two-out double in the fourth moved Adam Dunn, who had walked, to third base. Conor Gillaspie struck out to strand the runners.
Axelrod got his first 12 outs via fly balls before Butler grounded out to third to start the fifth. Right fielder Alex Rios logged seven putouts in the first six innings.
NOTES: Wade Davis, who starts Sunday for the Royals, has lost his past two starts and gave up a career-high eight runs to Cleveland in his previous outing. ... White Sox center fielder Dewayne Wise, who was scratched Thursday with a stiff neck, was in the lineup. ... The Royals, who had back-to-back rainouts Thursday and Friday, have had 10 days off in the first 33 dates.