Royals Spring Training Recap: February 22

Smith Pitches Two Scoreless Innings in Cactus League Opener

By Steven Grandy / Northwest Arkansas Naturals | February 22, 2013 2:38 PM ET

SPRINGDALE, AR - The Kansas City Royals opened their 2013 Cactus League schedule this afternoon with a 5-5 tie against the Texas Rangers. Former Natural Will Smith got the start and pitched two scoreless innings, and 2009 Naturals outfielder David Lough was two-for-three with an RBI. The Royals and Rangers will play again Saturday at 2:05 p.m. in Surprise, AZ.

Naturals at the Plate

Alex Gordon: 1-2, 1B, RBI, R

Eric Hosmer:  RBI

Salvador Perez: 1-3, 1B

Mike Moustaskas: 1-2

Anthony Seratelli: 1-1

Johnny Giavotella: R

Naturals on the Mound

Will Smith: 2 IP, 1K

Yordano Ventura: 1.2 innings pitched, 3H, 2ER, 1K

Blaine Hardy:  0.1 IP

Justin Marks: 1IP, 1K

Sugar Ray Marimon: 1IP, 1R

Michael Mariot: 1IP, 1K

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