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Billy Butler hit a two-run homer and Luis Mendoza worked four scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 Saturday.
Butler, who is 7 for 15 in six spring training games, homered in the fifth with Eric Hosmer aboard.
Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, gave up just two hits, both to Brandon Wood, and struck out three. He has not allowed a run in six innings in two spring training starts as he is competing for a spot in the Kansas City rotation.
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on three hits, while striking out three, in three innings to take the loss. Wood had three of the Rockies' nine hits, who have lost five straight.
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Last season the Kansas City Royals finished with a 71-91 record, but regardless of what that record suggests, the team looked a lot better than anyone could have anticipated.
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Luis Mendoza is making quite an impression with the Kansas City Royals.
Mendoza struck out three in working four scoreless innings and Billy Butler hit a two-run homer Saturday as the Royals defeated Colorado 5-2. The Rockies have lost five straight.
Mendoza, the 2011 Pacific Coast League pitcher of the year, allowed just two hits, both to Brandon Wood. Mendoza has given up three...
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Rolen singled in a run to help a Cincinnati Reds split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Friday.
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Rolen has five hits in nine at-bats this spring and appears to be mobile in...
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Cespedes, who created a stir a day earlier by homering in his first game since signing a $36 million contract with Oakland, flied out, lined out and struck out in three at-bats...
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