LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) -- Danny Duffy put together an impressive performance Wednesday, even if most of the batters he faced were minor leaguers.
Duffy struck out seven in three perfect innings, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in the spring finale for each team.
The 23-year-old left-hander is one of Kansas City's top prospects.
"I don't care who it was against, he looked like the quality pitcher we think he is," manager Ned Yost said. "He was phenomenal. He was banging pitches down in the zone, had tremendous stuff.
"I think you're going to see some brilliance. He's so much better now than a year ago."
Terry Evans and Mario Sisson hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning for the Royals.
Fill-in starter Matt Palmer pitched four solid innings for the Padres, yielding two hits and unearned run.
Palmer subbed for Tim Stauffer, who has a strained triceps. The right-hander, who has appeared in 60 games in parts of four major league se...