Diamondbacks on the mound:
Dustin Nippert permitted three runs on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, while walking three and striking out two. Left-hander Bill Murphy struck out two and allowed one hit and no runs in 1 1/3 innings.
Royals on the mound:
Gil Meche worked three innings, plus six batters, giving up four runs on six hits, including a home run. He walked three and struck out four. Joel Peralta allowed two runs on three hits in two innings, while walking
no one and striking out one.
Cactus League records:
Diamondbacks 12-5; Royals 8-10
Left-hander Odalis Perez will start for the Royals on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium. Noah Lowry will start for the Giants. Livan Hernandez will
go for the Diamondbacks against the Athletics.
Alan Eskew is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.