TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- James Shields and C.J. Wilson took turns throwing batting practice Friday.
Both starters were tagged as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Los Angeles Angels 13-9.
Wilson allowed eight runs and eight hits over 2 2-3 innings in his fourth spring start. He gave up homers to Eric Hosmer and Jeff Francoeur in a seven-run third.
Francoeur's homer cleared the high center-field wall 420 feet from home plate. Wilson said he tried to slip a first-pitch fastball past his former teammate in Texas.
"In spring training you have to take everything with a grain of salt," Wilson said. "The infield is a little bit hard. The ball travels really well. The adrenaline isn't quite there."
"Sometimes there are some funny circumstances that happen. You have these big innings and stuff like that. I just look at it as part of the process," he said.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he was a bit concerned about the performance of his starting staff this spring.
"With our rotatio...