Royals 8, Rockies 7
Wednesday at Salt River Fields, Scottsdale, Ariz.
On the mound: Left-hander Tyler Anderson confirmed some good — seven strikeouts vs. one stroll — and a few dangerous — two house runs allowed — over his six innings. Supervisor Bud Black likes what he’s seen from Anderson this spring, however the lefty served up a Nationwide League-high 30 house runs final season, so the lengthy ball stays a priority. … Sidearm right-hander Justin Lawrence, referred to as up from minor-league camp, struggled with constant pitch command, one thing that is still his weak spot. He allowed two runs on two hits with two walks and two Ks in an inning of labor. … Proper-hander Scott Oberg pitched a scoreless ninth. Over 9 innings this spring, he’s given up no runs on three hits and three walks with 10 Ks.
On the plate: Ian Desmond, who’s hit the ball onerous all spring, went 3-for-Four with a double and two RBIs. … Nolan Arenado, now batting .333, blasted his third Cactus League homer, as did Daniel Murphy. … Catcher Chris Iannetta, whose bat was chilly early in camp, is starting to come back on. He launched his first house run, a two-run shot to deep heart, in Colorado’s five-run second inning.
Value noting: Garrett Hampson, pinch working for Charlie Blackmon within the sixth inning, stole his seventh base of the season, tops within the Cactus League. He was thrown out on a delayed steal later within the sport.
Up Subsequent: The Rockies are off Thursday. They host the Padres at 7:40 p.m. MDT on Friday at Salt River Fields.
Beginning pitchers: Rockies RHP Jon Grey is pitching in an intrasquad minor-league sport on Thursday.