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Josh Vernier

 


Royals, Guthrie Keep Rolling


-Royals (21-6-1) knocked off the White Sox 8-2 in Glendale. The win puts the team one win away from matching the club record for spring training wins. Ned Yost couldn't find a fault after the contest, "we're playing pretty good. It is what it is, you know we're playing pretty good baseball right now."

-Jeremy Guthrie put together his second straight solid start. Despite the fact that he'll face this same White Sox team in the finale of the season opening series, Guthrie voted against pitching in a minor league game. The righty went six innings, allowing six hits, two runs, didn't allow a walk and struck out seven. "I feel like the progression's been really good," Guthrie said, "both the way I feel as well as the number of pitches."

-The bullpen was lights-out Sunday afternoon. Aaron Crow allowed a pair of walks, but didn't give up a hit and struck out one. Donnie Joseph surrendered a walk, but nothing else. Kelvin Herrera threw a perfect 9th inning to secure the victory.

-Alex Gordon continued his hot spring. He broke a tie with Mike Moustakas for the team lead in home runs by connecting on his fifth long ball in Cactus League play. 

-Jeff Francouer appears to be a man of his word. Early in spring Jeff told me that he needs between 65-70 at-bats to feel comfortable at the plate. He's at 67 plate appearances after today, and has been hitting the ball a lot better the past few games. Frenchy went 2-for-3 today, with two doubles and a pair of RBI. "Frenchy's getting real, real close to being ready for the season," said Ned Yost. "The last week he's really started to get his timing, get his groove on, if you will."

-Chris Getz showed again why he won the second base battle. The former Wolverine went 2-for-3 with a walk, two singles and an RBI. In his first plate appearance he walked, and baited the pitcher to attempt to pick him off of first base. When the throw went array, Getz stole second and third, and scored on a Jarrod Dyson ground-out.


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03/24/2013 6:34PM
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