Oakland Athletics center fielder Michael Choice (32) warms up in left field during the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Surprise Stadium. PHOTO: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
SURPRISE, AZ - Brandon Wood hit a two-run homer, Brett Hayes launched a solo shot and the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics, 8-2, in Cactus League action.
Alcides Escobar had two hits and scored a run for the Royals, while Bruce Chen tossed three solid innings. The veteran lefthander gave up just two hits, including a two-out, second-inning single by John Jaso that plated Hiroyuki Nakajima, who had doubled.
Oakland starter Bartolo Colon was tagged for five runs and seven hits in two innings.
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