HAINES CITY, FLA. Raul Ibanez hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and Kansas City edged an Atlanta Braves' split squad 5-4 Saturday.
Former Kansas standout Jeff Berblinger was hit by a pitch from John Foster to lead off the 10th. Gregg Zaun doubled before Ibanez singled for his team-leading 11th RBI.
Doug Bochtler (1-1) worked a perfect 10th for the victory.
The Braves took a 2-0 lead on Andruw Jones' sacrifice fly in the first and Travis Wilson's single in the third.
The Royals tied it in the fifth on Wilson Delgado's two-run double.
Dee Brown, who had three hits to raise his average to .346, hit a two-run double in the sixth.
The Braves tied it in the ninth off Cory Bailey the first runs he allowed in spring training. B.J. Surhoff tripled home a run and scored on Nick Green's single.
Mac Suzuki, who had shoulder surgery in October, made his first start. He threw 65 pitches in 32*3 innings and allowed two runs on two hits and two walks.