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ROYALS 24, D-BACKS 9
Friday, March 19
2010 Spring Training - Kansas City Royals
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D-backs on the mound: Billy Buckner was shellacked for eight earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts, a walk and a wild pitch in his two innings. He actually struck out the side in the first inning as 10 of the 16 batters he faced reached base, including five of the first six. Chad Qualls pitched a third of an inning in relief and was equally damaged, allowing six earned runs on five hits with a walk and a strikeout.Worth noting: In the first three innings, the top four hitters in the Royals' lineup were 11-for-12 with 11 runs scored and five RBIs. The Royals scored 27 consecutive runs without response from the opposition, including the last 10 in Thursday's 16-14 loss to the Padres. The Royals sent 13 batters to the plate in the third and scored seven times. Cactus League records: Royals: 7-6; D-backs: 9-8. Up next: The D-backs travel to Peoria to play the Mariners on Saturday. It'll bring a premier pitching matchup between Dan Haren and Felix Hernandez, a pair of right-handers who are the No. 1 starters for their respective teams. Haren is making his fourth start of the spring and is 1-0 with a 1.04 ERA -- one earned run in 8 2/3 innings. He'll be followed by Esmerling Vasquez, Juan Gutierrez, Jordan Noberto and Leo Rosales. The Royals have split-squad road games in the Phoenix area on Saturday. They play the Cubs in Mesa and the Brewers in Maryvale. With Opening Day only two weeks away, the Royals will get a chance to view several pitchers in a pair of road split-squad games against the Cubs and the Brewers on Saturday. Edgar Osuna, Robinson Tejeda, John Parish and Bryan Bullington will square off against Chicago's Carlos Zambrano in Mesa. Kyle Davies, Anthony Lerew, Roman Colon, Brad Thompson and Josh Rupe will pitch against the Brewers at Maryvale Park. Yovani Gallardo will start for the Brewers.
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.