Royals beat Astros 3-1 in exhibition finale
HOUSTON (AP) - Kansas City's Jason Vargas and Houston's Collin McHugh both ended the spring with solid starts as the Royals beat the Astros 3-1 in the exhibition finale for both teams on Saturday.
Vargas didn't allow a hit and struck out three in four innings in his best outing of the spring. It was a bounce-back performance from his last start when he yielded seven hits and five runs with four home runs in five innings. Vargas was good for the Royals last season, posting a career-best 3.71 ERA.
McHugh allowed one hit and struck out three in four scoreless innings. He's is coming off a solid season in which he went 11-9 and had a career-low 2.73 ERA.