Iolani alum Kaaihue hits fourth homer of spring for Royals
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Justin Duchscherer was roughed up for 11 runs in his second start after missing last season, and the Oakland Athletics lost 14-12 to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
Mitch Maier homered and drove in five runs for Kansas City. Maier went 3 for 5 to raise his spring average to .426. Kila Ka'aihue, an ‘Iolani alum from Kailua, hit his fourth home run in the Royals’ two-run eighth.
Duchscherer missed last season after having elbow surgery and was also diagnosed with clinical depression while rehabbing. He gave up 11 runs - eight earned - on nine hits in three-plus innings.
Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a three-run homer for the A’s, while Mark Ellis went 3 for 4 with three RBIs.