GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Eric Hosmer homered and doubled for the Kansas City Royals in a 12-6 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.
Hosmer homered off starter Zach McAllister and later doubled and scored against minor leaguer Bryan Price.
Omar Infante and Jason Donald also hit doubles for the Royals.
The Indians took advantage of an errant pickoff throw by Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. Michael Bourn led off with a walk, then Nick Swisher singled and drew the wild throw by Guthrie to first. Bourn scored on the error, and Jason Kipnis had an RBI single.
Veteran catcher Ramon Hernandez, trying to make the Royals as a non-roster player, put Kansas City ahead 5-3 in the sixth with an RBI single.
Elliot Johnson, also a non-roster player, hit his second home run for the Indians. Matt Carson also connected.