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Royals ride trio of home runs; Karns K's 7

March 28, 2017

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals' recent home run barrage continued on Tuesday, as they clubbed three more homers in a 7-4 win over the White Sox at Surprise Stadium.The Royals hit four home runs on Monday in a win over the A's.On Tuesday, Royals leadoff hitter Alex Gordon belted a

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Royals' recent home run barrage continued on Tuesday, as they clubbed three more homers in a 7-4 win over the White Sox at Surprise Stadium.
The Royals hit four home runs on Monday in a win over the A's.
On Tuesday, Royals leadoff hitter Alex Gordon belted a home run that cleared the complex and landed in the street. The in-house projection system measured it at 481 feet.
Cheslor Cuthbert and Brandon Moss also delivered home runs.

"Moss is just crushing the ball right now," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "And Gordo, you don't see many balls hit that far."
White Sox starter Chris Volstad, a Minor Leaguer, lasted 3 2/3 innings, giving up six hits and four runs.
New White Sox center fielderJacob May collected two hits.
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Royals starter Nathan Karns, the No. 5 starter, went six innings in his final Cactus League start, giving up five hits and one run. Karns walked one and struck out seven.
Karns has struck out 16 in his last 12 innings.

"I worked on my changeup more today," Karns said. "My curveball wasn't there. But it was good to get stretched out the last two times and I'll have a little tuneup on Saturday in Arlington and then be ready for the regular season."
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White Sox Up Next: The final 2017 Cactus League game for the White Sox takes place Wednesday afternoon at Camelback Ranch, with the Padres visiting for a 2:05 p.m. CT first pitch on MLB.TV. Dylan Covey and Anthony Swarzak, who both figure to break camp with the team, pitch on Wednesday. One of them will take Carlos Rodon's fifth starter slot at the season's outset, or it could be a combination of the two.
Royals Up Next: Left-hander Danny Duffy makes his final Cactus League start on Wednesday in preparation for Monday's Opening Day start against the Twins. Duffy and the Royals will take on the Rangers in a 2:05 p.m. CT start at Surprise Stadium, in a game available on Gameday Audio. The Royals then have an off-day Thursday.
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Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB.

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast.