The Royals dropped to 10-9 in the Cactus League with a 7-6 loss to the Rangers. Reliever Nate Field gave up an eighth-inning homer run to Jason Conti to give Texas the win. Kevin Appier made his third start this spring and allowed one run in two innings. ….The Cardinals improved to 11-10 with a 7-2 win over the Braves in Kissimmee, Florida. Woody Williams went two innings, giving up no hits and no runs.