Royals Hope Spring Production Carries Into Season
SURPRISE, AZ (AP) - If spring training is a barometer for the season, the Kansas City Royals will score a lot of runs. They might give up a bunch, too.
The Royals left Arizona Monday with a Cactus League-leading .303 batting average, scoring 155 runs.
After exhibition games Tuesday and Wednesday against the San Diego Padres in California, the Royals will open the season Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Despite the big numbers this spring, the Royals were just 15-15 because the pitching staff gave up 160 runs.