Found March 15, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
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SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Luke Hochevar is adapting to a new role. Hochevar worked two perfect innings in relief, David Lough had two more hits and a Kansas City Royals split-squad rallied to beat a San Diego Padres split-squad 7-5 on Friday. Hochevar, the first player selected in the 2006 draft, was sent to the bullpen Wednesday after struggling the past five seasons as a starter. He struck out two and threw 16 strikes in 23 pitches. "You get that shot of adrenaline, which is nice," Hochevar said about coming out of the bullpen. "It's kind of a different approach. You're not trying to establish anything or keep your pitch count down to get deep into the game. It's more like an attack, swing-and-miss kind of approach. I don't know how to explain it. "I'm throwing all my breaking pitches from the get-go, instead of trying to establish your fastball, working your changeup early and get early contact. You're just coming at them, trying to g...
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