Here is your summary of the week in camp for the Royals.
Tuesday, March 22
Chris Young tossed 4 1/3 hitless innings, striking out five before leaving the game after hitting his pitch count at 78 pitches. Kendrys Morales collected a pair of hits and Salvador Perez cracked a two-run home run in the win. ERic Hosmer and Cody Decker both doubled. Royals hitters struck out eleven times without walking once. The Royals set a franchise spring training attendance record with 11,781 fans at Surprise Stadium.
Wednesday, March 23
Kris Medlen gave up four home runs in less than four innings of work as the Indians beat the Royals 7-6. Reymond Fuentes led the offensive charge with three hits and two RBI. Mike Moustakas hit a solo home run and first baseman Frank Schwindel, up from minor league camp, hit a double. Chien-Ming Wang continued an impressive spring with a scoreless inning to lower his ERA to 2.70.
Thursday, March 24
The Brewers blasted home runs off three Royals pitchers in a 9-2 victory over the Royals. Starter Dillon Gee cruised through the first three innings before he gave up a three-run home run to Martin Maldonaldo. Kelvin Herrera would struggle in his inning of work, giving up a three-run home run to slugger Chris Carter. Danny Duffy would continue a disastrous spring with a two-run home run to Eric Young Jr. Offensively, the Royals managed just seven hits and one walk. Eric Hosmer drove home a run with an RBI single and Reymond Fuentes hit his third home run of the spring.
Friday, March 25
Ian Kennedy again struggled, giving up five runs on six hits in four innings of work, including a pair of home runs. His spring ERA is now 6.35. Old friend Johnny Cueto singled off Kennedy, but was nearly thrown out at first base by Paulo Orlando.
Cueto worked six innings, but gave up a two-run home run to Travis Snider. Cody Decker added another home run late, his third of the spring. Omar Infante collected three hits and Paulo Orlando drove in a run.
Saturday, March 26
The Royals batted around in the first inning against A's starter Chris Bassitt, scoring four runs in a 5-2 win. Reymond Fuentes drove home two in the inning on a bases loaded single. Eric Hosmer also added an RBI double and Salvador Perez knocked home a run with an RBI single. Chien-Ming Wang was impressive needing just 38 pitches to get through three shutout innings, allowing four hits. Danny Duffy and Peter Moylan, both of whom had struggled all spring, each tossed two scoreless innings.
Sunday, March 27
Athletics 10 Royals 1 - Box score
The Royals were sloppy in the field, committing four errors, and Chris Young was rocked for eight runs in less than five innings of work in an ugly Royals loss. Young struck out four in 4 1/3 innings, but gave up nine hits and a pair of home runs to Jed Lowrie and Chris Coughlin. The Royals managed just six hits and only scored when Tony Cruz hit a solo home run. Omar Infante continued to heat up with a single, and Terrence Gore singled as well, although he also committed an error in the field. Brian Duensing gave up two unearned runs before Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera shut down the A's, each with a scoreless inning.
Other notes: The Royals released pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, who had an opt-out if he was not added to the Major League roster. Brian Duensing and Clint Barmes both have opt-outs for March 29.