Posted March 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
Alex Gordon, Jeff Francoeur, Elliot Johnson and Roman Hernandez homered as the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 5-1 Friday to wrap up the most successful spring training in franchise history. The Royals finished 25-7-2, the best exhibition record in the majors. Gordon hit Ubaldo Jimenez's second pitch over the center-field fence for his eighth home run. Gordon finished with a .438 batting average this spring. Francoeur and Johnson homered in the fifth off Jimenez. The Indians' right-hander gave up just three hits, but all were home runs. Jeremy Guthrie, who will be the Royals' No. 3 starter, gave up one run on six hits in four innings.
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