Hochevar is stellar for six innings in Royals’ win



SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Hochevar pitched three-hit ball for six innings and struck out eight as the Kansas City Royals defeated a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad 2-0 Friday.

Hochevar, the first player selected in the 2006 draft, is 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA in four exhibition starts.

Jason Bourgeois, acquired by the Royals in a trade with Houston Tuesday, singled home Mike Moustakas, who had doubled, with the first run in the second inning. Eric Hosmer doubled to lead off the seventh and scored on Tony Abreu’s sacrifice fly.

Dodgers starter Aaron Harang gave up one run on five hits and three walks in five innings.