SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals kicked off their Cactus League seasons in front of 7,158 fans. That's a record for the first day of spring training in Surprise. Here are six things from Sunday:
1. Mitch Moreland hit a home run as the Rangers lost 6-1 to the Royals. The homer is a good sign for Moreland, who had surgery on his right wrist this offseason. He made a good swing and punched the ball out. Read about Moreland and others who made a mark in the first spring game.
2. Michael Kirkman's line didn't look great, but he made some good pitches to left-handed hitters and likes the approach he's taking.
5. Julio Borbon is one of the center field candidates and he hopes his play at winter ball and a relaxed attitude will help him perform better.