Cactus roundup: 23rd win sets KC record

BY foxsports • March 26, 2013

ROYALS 9, MARINERS 6

PEORIA, Ariz.
-- The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 9-6 Tuesday behind Brett Hayes' four hits.

Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles.

Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Miguel Tejada added two hits for Kansas City. The Mariners took a 4-1 lead before a six-run seventh for Kansas City.

Mariners starter Jeremy Bonderman gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Morse homered for Seattle in the seventh.

WHITE SOX 11, RANGERS 3

SURPRISE, Ariz.
-- Chris Sale was sharp in his final tuneup for his first opening day start, and Dayan Viciedo homered to help power the Chicago White Sox past the Texas Rangers 11-3 on Tuesday.

Brandon Short hit his first two home runs of the spring and Angel Sanchez also connected for the White Sox. Sale struck out five and allowed a solo shot to Geovany Soto in four otherwise perfect innings.

Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison, also prepping for his first opening day start, yielded four runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. He needed 81 pitches to get 10 outs.

Adam Dunn gave Chicago a 1-0 lead in the first with an RBI double against Harrison. Short made it 4-1 in the fourth when he followed an error and Sanchez's single with his home run to straightaway center.

Viciedo keyed a five-run sixth with his third home run of the spring.

ATHLETICS 7, INDIANS 6

GOODYEAR, Ariz.
-- Yoenis Cespedes homered, Daric Barton had a tiebreaking RBI single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics held off the Cleveland Indians 7-6 on Tuesday.

Eric Sogard doubled home Michael Choice with the tying run in the fifth inning and then scored two outs later on Cespedes' fourth home run of the spring to put the A's up 5-3.

Jose Ramirez had an RBI single in the ninth, advanced to third on Ryan Rohlinger's single to center and scored the tying run on Travis Blackley's wild pitch.

Barton's two-out single in the top of the 10th put Oakland back ahead, and Nate Freiman scored two batters later on a bases-loaded walk to Luke Montz to increase the lead to 7-5.

Brett Anderson, the A's opending-day pitcher, gave up three runs and six hits in 5 1-3 innings.

Zach McAllister, who will make the major league opening day roster for the first time, gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Brandon Moss doubled and Josh Reddick tripled for Oakland.

Oakland's Grant Balfour, recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Feb. 14, retired all three batters he faced.

REDS 11, CUBS 1

MESA, Ariz. 
-- Johnny Cueto pitched six shutout innings in a smooth warmup for opening day and Todd Fraizer homered to send the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija also had a good night in his final outing before the season opener. He gave up one run and five hits in five innings, striking out five.

Cueto had a hit in the third inning and scored on a double by Emmanuel Burriss.

Chicago closer Carlos Marmol had his worst outing of the spring and was booed by the crowd at HoHoKam Stadium. He allowed six runs -- four earned -- on four hits and a walk without getting an out, snapping his scoreless streak at 6 2-3 innings.


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