Kansas City only got two runs and seven hits on Friday, but it was enough as Luke Hochevar looked great in his start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Many have been waiting (and hoping) for Hochevar to turn the corner and he improved his spring record to 3-1, tossing six innings and allowing just t three hits. He walked non while striking out eight batters.
Overall he is 3-1, with a 1.29 ERA in 14 innings. During that time he has struck out 15 while walking just one. Catching for Hochevar was the newly acquired Humberto Quintero. Jason Bourgeois, also acquired in the Royals recent trade with the Houston Astros got the start in left field as Kansas City improved to 12-9 this spring. The Dodgers fell to 9-7.
The bullpen on Friday consisted of Jonathan Broxton, Louis Coleman, and Kelvin Herrera each pitching a scoreless inning of relief.
Bourgeois and Tony Abreu each has an RBI in the victory. The team will be facing the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday evening. Arizona enters the contest at 8-12.
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