Royals 8

(6-5, 4-2 away)

Mariners 2

(10-4, 4-3 home)

    4:05 PM ET, March 10, 2014

    Peoria Sports Complex, Peoria, Arizona 

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    KC 015001001 8 10 1
    SEA 100100000 2 6 2

    Cano gets 3 hits in return, Mariners fall to KC

    Associated Press

    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Robinson Cano returned from a four-game absence after a root canal procedure and went 3 for 3 as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 8-2 Monday.

    Cano missed four games following the dental work. He singled twice off James Shields, already picked to start on opening day. The Royals ace later picked off Cano at third base.

    The new Mariners second baseman also started a double play to end the first.

    Mike Moustakas singled twice and drove in two runs for the Royals. Billy Butler doubled, singled and scored twice.

    Alex Gordon doubled in two runs during a five-run third for the Royals.

    Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez left after two innings with a bruise on his left palm after being hit with a foul tip.

    Preliminary X-rays did not show any further damage and manager Ned Yost said the injury wasn't serious.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Game Information

    StadiumPeoria Sports Complex, Peoria, AZ
    Attendance4,983 (10.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity
    Game Time2:59
    Weather73 degrees, sunny
    Wind3 mph
    UmpiresHome Plate - Ben May, First Base - Jim Joyce, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Brian Knight