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  • Guthrie notches victory for Royals

  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon drove in three runs and Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) pitched effectively into the sixth inning as Kansas City held off the Chicago White Sox, 7-5 on Friday.
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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon drove in three runs and Jeremy Guthrie (1-0) pitched effectively into the sixth inning as Kansas City held off the Chicago White Sox, 7-5 on Friday.
    Gordon hit a bases-clearing double in the first inning and Guthrie allowed four runs on seven hits, four walks and a hit batter in 52/3 innings.
    Lorenzo Cain drove in two runs with a two-out fifth inning single that put Kansas City ahead 7-2.
    The Royals jumped on White Sox rookie right-hander Erik Johnson (0-1) for six hits and four runs in the first two innings. Johnson retired only 14 of the 28 batters he faced, yielding seven runs on 10 hits, three walks and a hit batter to take the loss.
    Yankees 7, Blue Jays 3
    At Toronto, Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win his major league debut and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits for New York.
    Staked to a 2-0 lead before taking the mound, Tanaka (1-0) got a startling welcome to the major leagues when the Japanese right-hander surrendered a home run to Toronto's Melky Cabrera on his third pitch. It was Cabrera's first homer of the season and the second leadoff shot of his career.
    National League
    Giants 8, Dodgers 4
    At Los Angeles, Michael Morse keyed a six-run first inning with a two-run single, and San Francisco spoiled a Dodgers' home opener played nearly two weeks after they began the season in Australia.
    David Huff (1-0) got the victory, allowing two hits in 12/3 innings of relief while striking out three.
    After retiring the first two batters, Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-1) got pummeled for six runs while giving up six hits, including four in a row as the Giants batted around. They finished Ryu with two more runs in the second, extending their lead to 8-0.
    Rockies 12, Diamondbacks 2
    At Denver, Charlie Blackmon tied a team record with six hits and drove in five runs.
    Blackmon finished 6 for 6 with three doubles and a two-run homer. The only other Rockies player with six hits in a game was Andres Galarraga against Houston on July 3, 1995.
    Interleague
    Brewers 6, Red Sox 2
    At Boston, Lyle Overbay watched the Red Sox receive their championship rings, knowing how close he came to getting one.
    Then he got back at the team that released him five days before the start of last season, hitting a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning of the first game at Fenway Park since Boston won the World Series last October.
    That sparked a four-run inning against Edward Mujica that lifted the Milwaukee Brewers.
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