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    Reds 5, Royals 1

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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen fouled off some tough pitches from Vin Mazzaro before hitting an RBI single on Friday.

    "I will take at-bats like that all year long," Rolen said.

    All year long? The Reds would like that very much, too.

    Rolen's health is a big key for Cincinnati, which beat the Kansas City Royals 5-1 on Friday. He played in only 65 games last season and had surgery on his left shoulder in July.

    Rolen has five hits in nine at-bats this spring and appears to be mobile in the field.

    "I'm not worried about my health or seeing the ball," he said. "I didn't go home tired last season. I felt like I didn't contribute last season."

    Reds manager Dusty Baker is thrilled to have Rolen back. Cincinnati sorely missed his presence in the middle of the lineup last season, when it slipped from NL Central champions to 79-83.

    "Scotty is getting ready," Baker said. "He's not there yet but almost."

    Royals left-hander Danny Duffy struck out five in two hitless innings in his first spring start. Duffy, who was selected by Kansas City in the third round of the 2007 draft, started 20 games last season after he was recalled May 18.

    He had problems with the strike zone last year but made adjustments to his delivery.

    "I dropped my glove a little so my motion is less violent," Duffy said. "It was a good outing. There is a long way to go but so far the adjustments have worked."

    Reds right-hander Homer Bailey, who is competing with Aroldis Chapman for the fifth spot in the rotation, allowed a hit and a walk in three scoreless innings.

    "Homer threw the ball well," Baker said. "His velocity and location, everything was good today."

    Minor league outfielder Donald Lutz hit his second home run of the spring for Cincinnati.

    NOTES: David Lough had two hits for Kansas City. ... Lorenzo Cain, who came to the Royals in the Zack Greinke trade, was on base twice with a hit and a walk. ... Reds RF Jay Bruce, who lost 16 pounds over the winter, has no home runs but is hitting .625. ... Reds 1B Joey Votto is hitting .333 this spring.

     
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    Kansas City Royals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jarrod Dyson, CF3000000 .222
        Derrick Robinson, CF1000001 .500
    Johnny Giavotella, 2B3010000 .333
        Anthony Seratelli, 2B1000011 .000
    Eric Hosmer, DH3000101 .231
    Alex Gordon, LF2010011 .333
        David Lough, LF2120000 .500
    Salvador Perez, C2000001 .000
        Cody Clark, C1001011 .333
    Clint Robinson, 1B2000001 .167
        Max Ramirez, 1B2000001 .500
    Lorenzo Cain, RF1010100 .545
        Wil Myers, RF1000000 .273
    Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B2000012 .375
        Irving Falu, 3B1000010 .400
    Alcides Escobar, SS2000000 .111
        Tony Abreu, SS1010000 .333
    Totals3016125  
    Batting
    2B - Lorenzo Cain (4, Judy)
    3B - David Lough (1, Villarreal)
    SF - Cody Clark (1)
    RBI - Cody Clark (1)
    Team LOB - 5
    Kansas City Royals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Danny Duffy 2000050 0.00
    Vin Mazzaro (L,0-1) 2444011 9.00
    Chris Dwyer 1111220 3.00
    Will Smith 2100020 0.00
    Greg Holland 1000010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Danny Duffy 16-16, Vin Mazzaro 14-13, Chris Dwyer 17-9, Will Smith 11-11, Greg Holland 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vin Mazzaro 5-0, Chris Dwyer 1-0, Will Smith 2-2, Greg Holland 1-1
    Batters Faced - Danny Duffy 6, Vin Mazzaro 10, Chris Dwyer 6, Will Smith 7, Greg Holland 3
    Cincinnati Reds
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Drew Stubbs, CF2000010 .444
       a- Ryan LaMarre, PH-CF1100111 .000
    Willie Harris, 2B2000010 .182
       b- Brodie Greene, PH-2B10110001.000
       c- Cody Puckett, PH-2B1000001 .000
    Joey Votto, 1B2110010 .333
       d- Neftali Soto, PH-1B1000100 .200
    Jay Bruce, RF2110010 .625
       e- Felix Perez, PH-RF2000012 .000
    Scott Rolen, 3B2111010 .556
        David Vidal, 3B2000020 .000
    Donald Lutz, LF2113010 .400
        Josh Fellhauer, LF1000000 .000
    Dioner Navarro, DH2000000 .091
       f- Tucker Barnhart, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Ryan Hanigan, C2000000 .200
        Corky Miller, C1010000 .333
    Paul Janish, SS2000010 .154
        Didi Gregorius, SS1000001 .375
    Totals30565211  
    a-walked for Stubbs in the 5th
    b-singled for Harris in the 5th
    c-hit into fielder's choice for Greene in the 7th
    d-walked for Votto in the 5th
    e-struck out for Bruce in the 5th
    f-flied out for Navarro in the 6th
    Batting
    HR - Donald Lutz (2, Mazzaro)
    RBI - Brodie Greene (1), Scott Rolen (2), Donald Lutz 3 (4)
    2-OUT RBI - Brodie Greene (1), Scott Rolen (2), Donald Lutz 3 (3)
    SB - Ryan LaMarre (1, 2nd base off Dwyer/Perez)
    Team LOB - 3
    Fielding
    DP - Votto-Janish-Bailey, Rolen-Harris-Votto
    Cincinnati Reds
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Homer Bailey 3100100 5.40
    Josh Judy (W,1-0) 2100120 6.00
    Pedro Villarreal (H,1) 2211000 4.50
    Andrew Brackman (H,1) 1100020 6.00
    Nick Christiani 1100010 4.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Homer Bailey 12-8, Josh Judy 15-11, Pedro Villarreal 8-8, Andrew Brackman 8-8, Nick Christiani 7-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Homer Bailey 5-2, Josh Judy 3-1, Pedro Villarreal 4-2, Nick Christiani 1-1
    Batters Faced - Homer Bailey 9, Josh Judy 8, Pedro Villarreal 8, Andrew Brackman 4, Nick Christiani 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 2105
    Game Time - 2:22
    Temperature - 77
    Umpires - Home - Cory Blaser, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - David Rackley, Third Base - Jordan Baker