Mondesi's 2 hits, 2 RBIs help Royals top Angels
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Top Royals prospect Raul Mondesi tripled, singled and drove in two runs as Kansas City beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-4 Friday in a game between split squads.
Mondesi, who made his major league debut in last year's World Series, tripled to lead off the third inning and scored on Tony Cruz's double. Mondesi's fourth-inning single scored Jorge Bonifacio and Bubba Starling.
Cody Decker and Frank Schwindel homered for the Royals. Decker hit a prodigious drive to left field on Al Albuquerque's first pitch in the sixth.
Angels starter Matt Shoemaker gave up four runs and seven hits over five innings.
Minor leaguer Brandon Bayardi hit a three-run homer in the ninth for the Angels.