Found March 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- Kevin Millwood shut out Kansas City for four innings in his most effective start of the spring, and Michael Saunders drove in a pair of runs with a double as part of a four-run sixth inning to lead the Seattle Mariners over the Royals 6-2 Wednesday night. High-level prospect Vinnie Catricala also knocked in two runs with singles in the fourth and sixth innings as the Mariners improved to 10-3 this spring. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits for the Mariners and scored a run, and Millwood walked three and allowed a hit in four innings. Royals starter Aaron Crow, an All-Star reliever last season, went three innings and allowed two runs on two hits, walking two with two strikeouts. The Mariners led 6-0 before Kansas City scored a pair of unearned runs off Oliver Perez. Jonathan Broxton struck out two in one inning of work in his spring debut for Kansas City.

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