FOR WEATHER INFORMATION CLICK "FREE MATCHUP" LINK UNDER EACH GAME
Refresh
Page last updated on Mon May 22 11:38:06 EDT 2017
RECAP
03/03/2013 9:21 PM EST
Gordon homers, Davis sharp on mound for Royals
KANSAS CITY 8, CINCINNATI 1

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Alex Gordon insists his swing still needs
refining even though his spring training statistics indicate it
is just fine.



Gordon homered, Mike Moustakas stroked two doubles to raise his
average to .579 and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati
Reds 8-1 Sunday to remain undefeated in 10 spring training
games.



Gordon is hitting .500, but the home run to right-center off
Tony Cingrani was his first extra-base hit.



"I was taking a lot of pitches early on," Gordon said. "I just
decided if I get a first pitch fastball I was going to go after
it, and I put a pretty good swing on it. It feels good to get a
good swing.



"I really haven't been swinging it too well even though my
numbers might show it, but I really haven't felt that good,"
Gordon added. "That definitely felt better to have a result like
that."



Gordon, who has won back-to-back Gold Gloves, led the majors
with 51 doubles last season.



"Results do matter, but every spring training stats are always a
little bit higher than they should be," Gordon said. "So it's
just about feeling good and feeling comfortable and that's where
I'm trying to get. I'm not there yet. We still have a month
left, so I'll just keep going at it."



The Royals improved to 9-0-1, the only undefeated team in the
majors this spring.



"That's pretty impressive," Gordon said. "We might as well go
out and try to win a game and that's what we're doing. Hopefully
we can continue it and carry that over."



Moustakas doubled in the fourth and scored on Max Ramirez's
single. Gordon led off the fifth with a single, stole second and
scored on Moustakas' one-out double.



Royals right-hander Wade Davis pitched three scoreless innings,
allowing two hits and striking out three. He has pitched five
scoreless innings in winning his first two starts.



"I'm throwing my changeup more," Davis said. "I probably threw
10 today and I had a couple of ground balls and some bad swings
on it. That's a good thing. I'm definitely encouraged by that."



The Royals got three consecutive pinch-hit singles from
Christian Colon, Xavier Nady and Brandon Wood in a four-run
sixth.



Reds starter right-hander Homer Bailey allowed one single in two
scoreless innings, logging five of his six outs by strikeout.



"It could be six out of six." Bailey said and laughed.
"Strikeouts kind of come and go. I don't worry about those too
much. I like outs. I still try to strike everybody out. If they
happen to put it in play in the first couple of pitches, I don't
quite get there.



"I'd like to have a few first pitch strikes, a couple of them
missed by a little bit," Bailey said. "But I guess overall,
pretty good. Other than that once we got into the at-bat, it
came back. I pitched well."



NOTES: Indians CF Shin-Soo Choo remains sidelined with a right
quadriceps strain, while C Ryan Hanigan missed his third
straight game with a left oblique irritation. . Royals INF
Elliot Johnson is expected to return Tuesday after missing four
games with a bruised knee. . Royals LHP Everett Teaford, who has
not pitched because of a sore shoulder, will throw batting
practice Tuesday. If all goes well, he could appear in a game
Friday. . The Royals, who led the majors with a .338 batting
average, struck out 10 times, nine of them in the first four
innings.

TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Golden State Warriors
2
Golden State Warriors
3
Golden State Warriors
4
Anaheim Ducks
5
Nashville Predators
05/22/2017
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceGOLUBIC, V vs. PLISKOVA, Kr05:40 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceWOZNIACKI, C vs. ROGERS, S06:35 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandDONALDSON, J vs. ESTRELLA BURGOS, V06:55 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, France, DoublesBRADY J / ROGERS S vs. AOYAMA S / YANG Z06:55 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, QualifyingMATHIEU, P-H vs. ITO, T07:10 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, France, QualifyingREUTER, Y vs. RUUD, C08:30 AM PST
WTA - Nuremberg, GermanyZHANG, S vs. DODIN, O08:30 AM PST
WTA - Strasbourg, FranceGIORGI, C vs. VESNINA, E08:30 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandHAASE, R vs. ZVEREV, M09:00 AM PST
ATP - Lyon, FranceMEDVEDEV, D vs. SIMON, G09:00 AM PST
ATP - Geneva, SwitzerlandROBREDO, T vs. SKUGOR, F10:20 AM PST
France - Pro AASVEL LYON VILLEURBANNE at AS MONACO11:30 AM PST
France - Pro APAU LACQ ORTHEZ at STRASBOURG IG11:30 AM PST
MLBColorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs New York Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles4:05 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves4:35 PM PST
NHLAnaheim Ducks vs Nashville Predators5:00 PM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs5:05 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Houston Astros5:10 PM PST
NBAGolden State Warriors at San Antonio Spurs6:00 PM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
05/23/2017
MLBColorado Rockies vs Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBSan Francisco Giants vs Chicago Cubs4:05 PM PST
MLBKansas City Royals vs New York Yankees4:05 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles4:05 PM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs Washington Nationals4:05 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays4:10 PM PST
MLBTexas Rangers vs Boston Red Sox4:10 PM PST
MLBCleveland Indians vs Cincinnati Reds4:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs Atlanta Braves4:35 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs Milwaukee Brewers4:40 PM PST
NHLPittsburgh Penguins vs Ottawa Senators5:00 PM PST
MLBDetroit Tigers vs Houston Astros5:10 PM PST
NBABoston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers5:30 PM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs Arizona Diamondbacks6:40 PM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs Oakland Athletics7:05 PM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers7:10 PM PST
05/24/2017
NHLNashville Predators vs Anaheim Ducks6:00 PM PST
05/25/2017
NHLOttawa Senators vs Pittsburgh Penguins5:00 PM PST