SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Defense stole the show in the Royals' intrasquad game on Friday.
Center fielder Lorenzo Cain flew through space to snag Derrick Robinson's drive to end the White team's fourth inning. In the White sixth, left fielder Wil Myers dove at the warning track to grab Cody Clark's liner to end the inning. In the fourth, shortstop Alcides Escobar left his feet to snare a line drive by Cain.
"Escobar was really good at short. I thought [Yuniesky Betancourt] played well at second and at third, which was encouraging," manager Ned Yost said.
Myers, a converted catcher, has been playing mostly right field, but he can play either corner.
"We just want to give him some big league at-bats and some exposure up here and he can do it in both fields," Yost said.
Myers was 0-for-2 with a walk in the two intrasquad games.