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Royals remain undefeated in spring play

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Typically, Royals manager Ned Yost was not especially overwhelmed that he has the only undefeated team in the Major Leagues. The Royals might be 6-0 with one tie but, after all, these games don't count.

"That's nice," Yost said. "Everybody's healthy, that's why it can't be going any better. We're swinging the bats really well, I love our approach, I love the way our pitchers are attacking the strike zone for the most part and we've played very well defensively. You combine all those things and it's going quite nicely for us."

The undefeated record was in jeopardy on Thursday when the Padres loaded the bases with one out in the ninth as Nate Adcock walked two and hit a batter. But he ended the game by getting Alexi Amarista to ground into a double play, second baseman Chris Getz to first baseman Xavier Nady.

That preserved a 5-4 win, and in the meantime, the previously unbeaten White Sox and Orioles had lost.