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Paul DeJong smacked a two-run home run and an RBI double in the Cardinals 9-5 win against the Yankees in Tampa. Tyler O’Neill also left the yard and drove in a run on a double for St. Louis. John Gant allowed four hits and three runs in three innings for the win. The Cards are off today before hosting the Nationals tomorrow.
>>Royals Fall To Cubs
Chris Owings doubled, singled and scored the Royals’ run in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs in Mesa. Bubba Starling singled home Owings with two out in the fourth to up his RBI count to six. The Royals dropped to 7-and-5 in Cactus League action. Kansas City will play the Angels today in Surprise.
>>Duffy Likely Will Not Start Season Opener
Left-hander Danny Duffy has been the Kansas City Opening Day starter the past two years, but that seems improbable this season. Duffy has yet to throw in a Cactus League game because of shoulder tightness. He resumed throwing this week with two sessions off a flat surface. The Royals will open the season on March 28th against the White Sox at Kauffman Stadium.