02/27/11 6:20 PM EST
Rangers' rally not enough in loss to Royals
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
2010 Spring Training - Texas Rangers
News & Features
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- Worth noting
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- Young relief corps could be key to Rangers' bullpen
- Rangers rally after Ogando's sharp outing
Sights & Sounds
Spring Training Info
Jeff Francoeur, who played in the World Series with the Rangers before signing with the Royals in the offseason, faced his old teammates, and hit a solo home run off Dave Bush in the fourth inning.
Rangers outfielder Doug Deeds, in camp on a Minor League contract, broke up the Royals' shutout with a two-run home run off of Louis Coleman in the sixth.
"Very, very, very good today," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I was very pleased with the pitching. I thought Kyle Davies was very sharp, Bruce [Chen] was very sharp. Everybody threw the ball very well."
Up next: Michael Young will start at first base for the Rangers on Monday when they face the Royals at Surprise Stadium. This will be Young's first start at first base in his new role as designated hitter and utility infielder. Young started at third base on Sunday, but Chris Davis will be there on Monday. Davis, like Young, is also playing both first and third base. Colby Lewis pitches for the Rangers, and the game will be on KESN 103.3 back in Texas.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.