Columbia
42° F
Overcast
Overcast

Kings of spring

Published On: Mar 29 2013 05:50:00 PM CDT
Jeremy Guthrie 3.29

Associated Press photograph

Jeremy Guthrie pitches in Kansas City's final spring training game.

SURPRISE, Ariz. -

Alex Gordon, Jeff Francoeur, Elliot Johnson and Roman Hernandez homered as the Kansas City Royals beat Cleveland 5-1 Friday to wrap up the most successful spring training in franchise history.

The Royals finished 25-7-2, the best exhibition record in the majors.

Gordon hit Ubaldo Jimenez's second pitch over the center-field fence for his eighth home run. Gordon finished with a .438 batting average this spring.

Francoeur and Johnson homered in the fifth off Jimenez. The Indians' right-hander gave up just three hits, but all were home runs.

Jeremy Guthrie, who will be the Royals' No. 3 starter, gave up one run on six hits in four innings.

The Royals open the regular season Monday afternoon on the road against the Chicago White Sox.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus