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Greinke stellar in spring debut for Royals

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Greinke is off to a stellar start.

The Cy Young Award winner pitched three scoreless innings Friday and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-2.

Greinke, who had a 9.21 ERA in eight spring training games last year, threw just 27 pitches, 19 for strikes. He struck out three and walked none. David Murphy’s two-out single in the first was the only hit Greinke allowed.

Scott Feldman, a 17-game winner last season with the Rangers, allowed a run on three hits in two innings. Billy Butler’s double in the first scored David DeJesus for the only run off Feldman.

Rick Ankiel tripled in the fourth and scored on Alberto Callaspo’s sacrifice fly for the second Kansas City run.