Sox split squad,and lose a pair but Floyd pitches well

GLENDALE—Put the Kansas City Royals inside Camelback Ranch, and suddenly the hits and runs keep coming.Jose Guillen had four hits of the Royals’ 19 hits in a 10-8 win against the White Sox.In the Royals’ three games in Glendale this month – two with the Sox and one against the Los Angeles Dodgers – they scored 27 runs and had 51 hits.Wilson Betemit and Scott Thorman homered for the Royals. Thorman, Betemit, Chris Getz and Mitch Maier had two hits each.The White Sox, playing with a split squad, scored four runs in the fourth inning, led by designated hitter Carlos Quentin, who was hit by a pitch twice in the game, drilled a two-run home run. Former Royal Mark Teahen started the rally with a double and scored on the home run, and the White Sox tacked on doubles by A.J. Pierzynski and Brent Lillibridge. The White Sox got to Royals starter Luke Hochevar, who was done after five innings and allowed nine hits and five earned runs, walking three.


SURPRISE—Scott Feldman’s final tuneup ahead of his first opening day start was almost everything he could have hoped for.Feldman threw seven scoreless innings to help the Texas Rangers beat the other White Sox split squad 5-0 on Sunday.Feldman needed only 89 pitches to get through seven innings, scattering six hits with a walk and two strikeouts. He then went to the bullpen and threw another 20.The right-hander will make his final spring appearance Wednesday before starting the season.Chris Ray and Frank Francisco threw the eighth and ninth innings for the Rangers, who snapped an eight-game losing streak.Francisco has not allowed an earned run in an ‘A’ game and only one earned run in eight appearances overall.White Sox starter Gavin Floyd was nearly as sharp over the first four innings before allowing two runs and four hits in the fifth, including an RBI single by Vladimir Guerrero and David Murphy’s run-scoring double.He finished his six-inning outing having allowed two runs on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts.