SURPRISE, Ariz. – Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar combined to allow one run in six innings, and the Kansas City Royals remained undefeated for spring training with an 8-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday.
Oakland's Bartolo Colon, gave up five runs and seven hits in two innings. The 39-year-old right-hander has allowed eight runs — six earned — on 12 hits in four innings in losing his first two starts.
Chen allowed a run on two hits in three innings and Hochevar gave up three hits and walked one without yielding a run. He struck out the final three batters he faced. They are competing for the final slot in the Royals' rotation.
Brett Hayes and Brandon Wood homered for the Royals, who are 10-0-1.