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Royals get extra work in 'B' game with Rangers

Royals get extra work in 'B' game with Rangers

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.

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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.

On the pitching side, Kelvin Herrera threw two hitless, scoreless innings; Tim Collins gave up one run in two innings, and Everett Teaford surrendered two runs, one on a homer, in his two innings.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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