Here's your recap of spring training games from March 7-13.
Monday, March 7
Athletics 6 Royals 4 - Box Score
The Royals got a first-inning two-run home run from Mike Moustakas, but dropped a split-squad game to Oakland 6-4. Top Royals pitching prospect Kyle Zimmer started the game and went three innings, giving up just one run on four hits and no walks with two strikeouts.
Kyle Zimmer 90-93mph in first inning against A's. Command excellent.— Joshua Payton (@josh_payton) March 7, 2016
Stephen Vogt homered twice, once off Christian Binford and once off Sam Selman. Cody Decker doubled for one of just four Royals hits on the day. Amalani Fukofuka,one of a few players called up from minor league camp, committed an error.
Royals 3 Cubs 2 - Box Score
Kris Medlen tossed two shutout innings with three strikeouts and Eric Hosmer smacked a two-run double in a 3-2 Royals win over the Cubs in a split squad game. Omar Infante made his spring debut at designated hitter and went hitless in four trips. David Huff gave up two runs on four hits including a home run to Addison Russell in two innings of work. Peter Moylan struck out two but walked the bases loaded in a scoreless frame. Terrence Gore was caught stealing for the second time in spring training.
Tuesday, March 8
Royals 3 Rockies 2 - Box Score
Edinson Volquez tossed three hitless innings with two strikeouts and no walks in a 3-2 Royals win. Miguel Almonte allowed a run in three innings, but also struck out four in an impressive outing.
What should have been a double play on a ball hit back to Volquez wasnt. Looked like confusion between Colon (SS) & Mondesi (2B) at bag.— Jesse Sanchez (@JesseSanchezMLB) March 8, 2016
Paulo Orlando hit a massive solo home run off Rockies starter Jordan Lyles to get the Royals on the board. Bubba Starling showed off his speed with an inside-the-park home run off the top of the left-centerfield fence.
Wednesday, March 9
Royals 7 Brewers 5 - Box Score
Alex Gordon went 4-for-4 including a 440-foot home run to dead center in the Royals' split squad victory that was interrupted by a bee infestation.
Eric Hosmer also cracked a solo home run and Mike Moustakas continued his hot spring with a single and a double. Yordano Ventura started for the Royals and initially struggled, but retired the final eight batters. He finished with three innings pitched, allowing three runs and striking out three. Omar Infante had his first start of the spring at second base and went 0-for 3.
Mariners 7 Royals 5 - Box Score
The Royals were sloppy in the field committing three errors in a 7-5 loss to the Mariners. Matthew Strahm pitched well allowing just one hit and a walk in 2 2/3 innings, but allowing two unearned runs to score, thanks in part to a throwing error by the left-hander. John Lannan would give up a pair of unearned runs to give the Mariners the lead, and Brooks Pounders would give up three in the ninth to break the game open. Drew Butera homered and singled, and Hunter Dozier added a single and double.
Thursday, March 10
Royals 9 White Sox 2 - Box Score
The Royals scored seven in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie for the win over the White Sox. Drew Butera homered for the second day in a row, this time an inside-the-parker.
Ian Kennedy pitched three innings, giving up just a solo home run to Matt Davidson. Danny Duffy went three inning as well, allowing just a home run to Brett Lawrie. Whit Merrifield doubled and Jorge Bonifacio drove home two with his double.
Friday, March 11
Arizona 12 Kansas City 3 - Box Score
Chris Young gave up four runs in two innings of work including back-to-back home runs to Nick Ahmed and Evan Marzili in the 12-3 drubbing. An Omar Infante error in the third opened the door for a three-run home run by Chris Herrmann off Joakim Soria. Non-roster invitee Dillon Gee allowed one run in three innings of work, striking out three. Peter Moylan continued his rough spring by allowing three runs and two walks in one inning.
Offensively, Lorenzo Cain had two hits and Whit Merrifield doubled for the second day in a row. Reymond Fuentes homered in the eighth for the first time this spring. Balbino Fuenmayor had two hits, including an RBI single.
Saturday, March 12
Arizona 3 Kansas City 0 - Box Score
Kris Medlen gave up three runs on six hits in three innings of work and the Royals managed just six hits in a 3-0 loss to Arizona. The bullpen came on to toss five shutout innings, striking out six without walking any hitters. Kyle Zimmer allowed a hit and struck out one in his one inning of work, but had significantly lower velocity on his fastball.
88-89 mph for Zimmer, uh oh— Clint Scoles (@ClintScoles) March 12, 2016
Eric Hosmer added a single and double in the losing effort.
Sunday, March 13
Cleveland 9 Kansas City 4 - Box Score
Edinson Volquez struck out four in four innings, but also gave up five hits and three runs in the 9-4 loss. Brian Flynn hurt his chances of making the club allowing five runs in an inning of work, including a three-run home run to Roberto Perez. Alex Gordon cracked an early home run off Indians minor leaguer Mike Clevinger. Omar Infante finally got going with a single and a double and Whit Merrifield continued his hot week with a triple.
Other notes: The Royals will head to San Antonio this Friday for two games in the Alamo Dome.