Stubbs, Gomes homer; phenom unveiled

Stubbs, Gomes homer; phenom unveiled

at Goodyear, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 8

Reds at the plate: Drew Stubbs gave the Reds a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a two-run home run to left-center field. Jonny Gomes was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Scott Rolen and Jay Bruce both went 2-for-3 with one run scored each. Chris Dickerson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Danny Dorn added a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh.

Royals at the plate: The Royals connected for two home runs in the three-run top of the fifth. Josh Fields hit a two-run shot and Kila Ka'aihue added a solo shot.

Reds on the mound: Bronson Arroyo started and retired all six of his batters in two innings with one strikeout. Aroldis Chapman followed with two scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and three strikeouts. Nick Masset gave up all three Royals runs in the top of the fifth. Dusty Hughes allowed four earned runs on three hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings.

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Royals on the mound: Starter Brian Bannister allowed one hit over two scoreless innings. Kyle Farnsworth followed and allowed five earned runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings with three walks and two strikeouts.

Worth noting: Chapman threw 26 pitches, 15 for strikes. One scout's radar-gun reading on a Chris Getz called strikeout in the fourth inning registered 100 mph. The Reds' scout gun topped out at 99 mph.

Up next: Opening Day starter Aaron Harang will make his spring debut when the Reds host the D-backs on Tuesday at 3:05 p.m. ET/1:05 MT. Billy Buckner will start for Arizona. Behind Harang will be two candidates for the fifth spot in Matt Maloney and Justin Lehr. Maloney had a very sharp first outing when he pitched on Friday.

Robinson Tejeda and Kyle Davies, two of the pitchers vying for a rotation spot, hope for better showings on Tuesday when the Royals meet the Oakland A's at 2:05 p.m. CT at Surprise Stadium. Both had rough outings in the Cactus League opener against Texas. Also scheduled to pitch are setup candidate Roman Colon and non-roster right-handers Philip Humber and Bryan Bullington. The A's starter is Vin Mazzaro, 4-9 last year as a rookie.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.