SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The teams took considerable liberties with their lineups on Tuesday when the Rangers defeated the Royals, 3-0, in a "B" game on the Texas side of their shared complex.
The Royals started out with just six batters, five Major Leaguers plus non-roster catcher Frank Pena, who did nothing but hit while Minor Leaguers were sent out to play defense. The Rangers used an eight-man lineup, minus the DH, which also played defense.
Mike Moustakas had two singles and Danny Valencia had one single and that was the extent of the Royals' offense. Alcides Escobar and Eric Hosmer each went 0-for-4; Jarrod Dyson and Pena each went 0-for-3.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less