The Kansas City Royals set a team record for spring training wins with their 23rd victory, beating the Seattle Mariners 11-6 Tuesday behind Brett Hayes’ four hits.
Hayes tripled and drove in two runs.The Royals had 18 hits, including seven doubles.
Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Miguel Tejada added two hits for Kansas City. The Mariners took a 4-1 lead before a six-run seventh for Kansas City.
Mariners starter Jeremy Bonderman gave up seven runs and 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings.
Before the game started, Royals manager Ned Yost announced Luis Mendoza would be the team’s fifth starter to begin the season. Bruce Chen will move to the Kansas City bullpen.
In 11 innings this spring, Mendoza has an 0.82 ERA.