The Kansas City Royals offense continued their anemic ways Friday night, falling to Baltimore 4-0.
Royals' starter Jeremy Guthrie scattered 8 hits over 8 innings surrendering all 4 Orioles runs, including a Chris Davis solo home run in the top of the 8th inning.
The Royals and Orioles continue their series Saturday evening. Pre-game at 5:30, first pitch at 6:10. Danny Duffy is set to start against Baltimore's Bud Norris.
Prior to Friday's game, the Royals designated outfielder Justin Maxwell for assignment to make room for reliever Casey Coleman. Coleman pitched a perfect ninth inning Friday.
Coleman, 26, is a part of a clan that has the Major Leagues' only family with three generations of pitchers. His grandfather, Joe Coleman, was an American League All-Star in 1948 and pitched in the 1940s and '50s, mostly with the Philadelphia A's. And his father, Joe Coleman, was a 1972 All-Star with Detroit and pitched from 1965-79.