The KC Royals scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to beat Colorado, 3-1. In that 4th inning, Eric Hosmer hit a two-run home run.
Four of the Royals seven hits came in the 4th inning. Two straight singles and a Lorenzo Cain sac fly put the Royals on the board. Hosmer followed with a homer and after a strikeout, Cheslor Cuthbert singled.
Pitching was the star today, as seven pitchers combined to allow an unearned run on five hits and two walks. It started with Chris Young, who allowed two hits and a walk over two scoreless innings. He struck out two. Peter Moylan allowed two hits in the 3rd inning, but they were sandwiched around a double play.
Travis Wood allowed the lone run on one hit over two innings. A passed ball by Cam Gallagher after a leadoff infield single in the fifth led to the Rockies run (on a sac fly). He induced three ground outs. The Rockies did not collect a hit the rest of the way and did not get another base runner until the ninth.
Joakim Soria struck out one in a perfect sixth. Miguel Almonte struck out two in his perfect seventh. Lefty Jonathan Dziedzic induced two ground outs in his perfect eighth.
Andrew Edwards picked up the save, striking out two. He did walk one.
*The Royals travel to Glendale to play the LA Dodgers tomorrow afternoon. Ian Kennedy will make his spring debut. Josh Staumont is also expected to pitch.