Kendrys Morales hits 1st springs homer, helps spark Royals

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 5:44 p.m. ET

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Kendrys Morales hit his first home run this spring, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday.

Morales hit a 2-run shot off Dodgers left-hander J.P. Howell over left field in a four-run fifth inning.

Morales also singled in the first off Dodgers left-hander Alex Wood, who gave up one run on four hits in three innings in his second spring start.

Royals right-hander Kris Medlen worked four innings in his third spring start, giving up one run on three hits and striking out four.