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Royals win again, 5-3 over Indians

March 15, 2013

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— Adam Moore hit two of the Kansas City Royals’ seven doubles and drove in two runs in a 5-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Moore, bidding for a job as backup catcher, had three hits as the designated hitter.

Starting catcher Salvador Perez had two hits, including a double. Mike Moustakas, David Lough, Johnny Giavotella and Chris Getz all had doubles.

“Adam Moore had a great day,” manager Ned Yost said. “He had a great battle in his last at-bat. He won the battle with a double down the line. David Lough is really doing a nice job, great at-bat. It was a good day for both of those kids.”

Zach McAllister pitched 31⁄3 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, a walk and two hit batters. Terry Francona told McAllister that he earned the fourth spot in the Cleveland rotation on Sunday.

“I’m going to keep the same mind-set as before,” said McAllister, who will open the season in the big leagues for the first time. “It has worked for me so far.”

Lonnie Chisenhall hit his third homer of spring training and doubled off Jeremy Guthrie, who will be in the Royals’ rotation. Matt Carson hit his fourth home run off Kansas City closer Greg Holland.

Guthrie pitched four innings, allowing two runs on five hits.

“Guthrie is a professional,” Yost said. “He uses his time to polish his mechanics, work on his delivery, get his tempo. He really focuses on commanding his pitchers.”

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