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Royals Spring Training: Kansas City Hands Oakland 8-3 Defeat

Lorenzo Cain hit a second inning homer while Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon drove in runs as the Kansas City Royals won for the fifth time in six games defeating the Oakland A's 8-3.

Kansas City scored three runs in the first two innings capped off by Cain's third home run of the spring. Oakland pulled to within 3-2 with a couple of runs in the fifth before the Royals erupted for four runs in the sixth.

Cain went 1 for 2 in the game and is hitting an even .500 on the spring. Alex Gordan, Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas all finished with two hits each. Luis Mendoza earned the win while pitching a scoreless inning while allowing three hits and striking out one.

Jemile Weeks and Brandon Allen had two hits apiece for the Athletics. Cedric Hunter hit his first home run of the spring for Oakland in the seventh.

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