Mar 26, 2016 9:42 PM by Associated Press
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Reymond Fuentes singled in a pair of runs in a four-run Kansas City first inning as the Royals defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Saturday.
The Royals batted around in the first, which included Chris Bassitt walking Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon with the bases loaded.
Fuentes is 8 for 16 with six RBIs amid a six-game hitting streak to raise his average to .419. He appears to be batting his way onto the Royals' roster, possibly as the Opening Day right fielder.
Royals righthander Chien-Ming Wang, who has not pitched in the majors since six starts in 2013 with Toronto, tossed three scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 2.08 for seven outings.
Mark Canha had a RBI triple in the ninth for the A's.
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