The four solo homers helped put an end to Guthrie’s 18-game unbeaten streak. It was his first defeat since Aug. 3 last year, when Texas beat him 5-3 at Kansas City. Guthrie (5-1) allowed five runs and 11 hits over seven innings and took the loss after winning his previous 10 decisions.
The last pitcher to give up four homers against the Angels in a game was Oakland’s Dan Straily on Aug. 8, 2012, in his second big league start.
Guthrie may have lost the game, but at least he didn’t lose his sense of humor.
They say solo HR's can't beat you…unless you give up 4 of them. Get em next time. #Royals
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) May 15, 2013