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Kansas City at San Diego

    Royals 7, Padres 6

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    LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - Danny Duffy put together an impressive performance Wednesday, even if most of the batters he faced were minor leaguers.

    Duffy struck out seven in three perfect innings, helping the Kansas City Royals to a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres in the spring finale for each team.

    The 23-year-old left-hander is one of Kansas City's top prospects.

    "I don't care who it was against, he looked like the quality pitcher we think he is," manager Ned Yost said. "He was phenomenal. He was banging pitches down in the zone, had tremendous stuff.

    "I think you're going to see some brilliance. He's so much better now than a year ago."

    Terry Evans and Mario Sisson hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning for the Royals.

    Fill-in starter Matt Palmer pitched four solid innings for the Padres, yielding two hits and unearned run.

    Palmer subbed for Tim Stauffer, who has a strained triceps. The right-hander, who has appeared in 60 games in parts of four major league seasons, got up at 4 a.m. for a light to Phoenix. After a long layover, he flew into California and took a cab to Lake Elsinore, the home of one of San Diego's Class-A affiliates.

    "It was a $120 cab ride to the ballpark, and I asked the driver to stop at a sandwich shop. He said he had a great place." Palmer said. "It turned out to be a Mexican place. So I got two tacos and we were on our way."

    Palmer signed with the Padres as a free agent in December and had a decent chance to make the club. But he pulled a hamstring three weeks into camp and was optioned to Triple-A Tucson.

    He struck out two and walked one against Kansas City.

    "It wasn't an ordeal getting here, but it was a long process," Palmer said. "The biggest thing was that I showed the coaches on the major league side what I can do. I showed them I have some intensity, that my arm is strong, and that I'm healthy.

    "I'm glad they gave me this opportunity, even if it was a long way to go."

    Minor league catcher Eddy Rodriguez hit a solo homer for the Padres in the seventh.

    The Padres host the Los Angeles Dodgers in their first regular-season game on Thursday.

    The Royals open the season Friday night at the Los Angeles Angels.

     
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    Kansas City Royals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alex Gordon, LF2000010 .366
        Jason Bourgeois, LF2001100 .262
    Lorenzo Cain, CF1100100 .371
        Mitch Maier, CF2000112 .245
    Eric Hosmer, 1B2000010 .398
        Jamie Romak, 1B2000000 .444
    Billy Butler, DH2021000 .414
       a- Scott Fletcher, PH-DH2110000 .455
    Jeff Francoeur, RF2000002 .240
        Terry Evans, RF2112010 .333
    Mike Moustakas, 3B2000002 .240
       b- Mario Lisson, PH-3B1211100 .400
    Brayan Pena, C1000001 .327
        Humberto Quintero, C2110000 .240
        Ryan Eigsti, C1000011 .000
    Chris Getz, 2B2100000 .200
       c- Anthony Seratelli, PH-2B2011000 .273
    Alcides Escobar, SS2000002 .318
        Alex McClure, SS2000021 .000
    Totals3477647  
    a-tripled for Butler in the 6th
    b-homered for Moustakas in the 6th
    c-grounded out for Getz in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Billy Butler (8, Palmer)
    3B - Scott Fletcher (1, Sullivan)
    HR - Terry Evans (2, Sullivan), Mario Lisson (1, Sullivan)
    RBI - Jason Bourgeois (3), Billy Butler (15), Terry Evans 2 (3), Mario Lisson (1), Anthony Seratelli (1)
    SB - Jeff Francoeur (2, 2nd base off Palmer/Baker), Mario Lisson (1, 3rd base off Carvajal/Rodriguez), Anthony Seratelli (1, 2nd base off Carvajal/Rodriguez)
    CS - Lorenzo Cain (2, 2nd base by Palmer/Baker), Mitch Maier (2, 2nd base by Sullivan/Rodriguez)
    Team LOB - 4
    Fielding
    E - Luis Mendoza (1, Throwing)
    Kansas City Royals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Luis Mendoza 2.2430250 0.47
    Tim Collins 0.1000010 4.09
    Danny Duffy (W,1-2) 3000070 6.75
    Francisley Bueno (H,2) 1211011 5.40
    Brandon Sisk (H,2) 1100020 0.00
    Roman Colon (S,1) 1322000 9.00
    HBP - Stubblefield (by Brandon Sisk)
    Pitches-Strikes - Luis Mendoza 31-23, Tim Collins 3-3, Danny Duffy 23-23, Francisley Bueno 11-10, Brandon Sisk 9-8, Roman Colon 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Luis Mendoza 2-2, Danny Duffy 1-1, Francisley Bueno 1-1, Brandon Sisk 1-0, Roman Colon 1-2
    Batters Faced - Luis Mendoza 15, Tim Collins 1, Danny Duffy 9, Francisley Bueno 5, Brandon Sisk 5, Roman Colon 6
    San Diego Padres
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Cameron Maybin, CF1000112 .156
        Jeremy Hermida, RF1000010 .306
        Everett Williams, LF2000001 .000
    Will Venable, RF2012001 .349
        Andy Parrino, SS2010010 .221
        Michael Wing, PR-SS1111000 .500
    Chase Headley, 3B2000012 .224
        Cory Spangenberg, 2B3010011 .200
        Christian Bisson, 3B2000022 .000
    Jesus Guzman, DH1010100 .308
       a- Luis Domoromo, PH-DH3011010 .167
    Yonder Alonso, 1B2000013 .312
        Connor Powers, 1B3000011 .000
    Kyle Blanks, LF-RF3110011 .325
        Tyler Stubblefield, RF0000000 .000
    Orlando Hudson, 2B2100011 .161
    Jason Bartlett, SS1110000 .283
        Chris Denorfia, CF1000000 .323
        Eddy Rodriguez, C2111012 .250
    John Baker, C2000022 .209
        Rico Noel, CF2110010 .333
    Totals386105216  
    a-struck out for Guzman in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Will Venable (7, Mendoza), Michael Wing (1, Colon), Jesus Guzman (2, Mendoza), Kyle Blanks (3, Mendoza)
    HR - Eddy Rodriguez (1, Bueno)
    RBI - Will Venable 2 (8), Michael Wing (1), Luis Domoromo (1), Eddy Rodriguez (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Will Venable 2 (5)
    SB - Will Venable (9, 2nd base off Mendoza/B. Pena), Michael Wing (1, 2nd base off Bueno/Eigsti)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    E - Christian Bisson (1, Misplayed grounder), Yefri Carvajal (1, Throwing), Everett Williams (1, Dropped fly)
    San Diego Padres
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Matt Palmer 4210120 2.70
    Jerry Sullivan (BS,1; L,0-1) 2455102 22.50
    Matthew Andriese 2000030 0.00
    Yefri Carvajal 1111220 9.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Matt Palmer 23-18, Jerry Sullivan 19-11, Matthew Andriese 12-12, Yefri Carvajal 18-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Palmer 6-4, Jerry Sullivan 4-2, Matthew Andriese 2-1
    Batters Faced - Matt Palmer 15, Jerry Sullivan 11, Matthew Andriese 6, Yefri Carvajal 6
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3946
    Game Time - 3:00
    Temperature - 72
    Umpires - Home - Chris Guccione, First Base - John Tumpane, Second Base - Mark Ripperger, Third Base - Jordan Baker