Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 7/22/12
The Kansas City Royals hope a return to the American League can help Jeremy Guthrie after he struggled the last four months as a member of the NL. Facing the Minnesota Twins can only help his re-acclimation. Guthrie is scheduled to make his first start for the Royals on Sunday when they close their series against the Minnesota Twins. Kansas City acquired Guthrie from Colorado this week in exchange for Jonathan Sanchez. Guthrie was 3-9 with a 6.35 ERA in 19 appearances - 15 starts - with the Rockies. He is looking forward to a return to the more familiar AL. Guthrie spent the previous five seasons with Baltimore, winning at least 10 games in a season three times. "I'm excited," Guthrie said. "The first thought is disappointment that I couldn't hold up my end of the bargain in Colorado and help that team win games ... But as I looked at what was in my future and I look at the Royals, I see a perfect fit there." Guthrie's final appearance with the Rockies came Wednesday. He all...
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