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KC 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 6 11 0
Tex 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3
Date of game: 3/4/2012

Recap: Texas vs. Kansas City

Surprise, AZ (Sports Network) - Billy Butler hit a two-run home run in the first inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers.

Lorenzo Cain added two hits and a run scored while Johnny Giavotella scored twice in the win for the Royals. Luis Mendoza (1-0) earned the win for pitching two scoreless innings in the start.

Mitch Moreland's solo home run in the fifth inning accounted for all the offense for the Rangers. Colby Lewis (0-1) got the loss as he gave up the Butler home run and three hits over two innings.

Game Notes

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