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Vargas, Royals finish off Padres 7-3

MLB Spring Training

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Jason Vargas pitched two scoreless innings in his Kansas City debut and Alex Gordon doubled home two runs as the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 that was called after seven innings Saturday because of rain.
Vargas, who signed to a four-year $32 million contract in the offseason, allowed one hit and struck out one, throwing 13 strikes in 19 pitches.
“It went all right, I guess,” Vargas said. “I was able to throw all my pitches and get acclimated to Salvy (catcher Salvador Perez) back there.”
The Royals signed Vargas to replace Ervin Santana, who remains ...

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