Jeremy Guthrie picked up his first victory since late May, scattering five hits over eight innings in the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Guthrie (1-3) got his first win with the Royals and improved to 4-12 overall since arriving in a late July trade with Colorado. He struck out five and walked none.
His last victory was an 11-5 decision over Houston on May 31. He struggled through nine losses in his next 13 appearances.
Solo home runs by Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez provided all the runs for Kansas City.
Greg Holland gave up a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth but picked up his third save.
Jose Quintana (4-2) worked seven innings and gave up five hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Kansas City took two of three in the series. Chicago had won its last four series and five straight at home.