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Outfielder Brett Eibner stands out in win over Rangers

Kansas City Royals outfielder Brett Eibner during Wednesday's spring training workout for the Royals on February 25, 2015 in Surprise, Ariz.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Brett Eibner during Wednesday's spring training workout for the Royals on February 25, 2015 in Surprise, Ariz. The Kansas City Star

Royals minor-league outfielder Brett Eibner filled the stat sheet with a home run, a walk, and a stolen base after he entered Thursday’s 5-4 win over Texas in the sixth inning.

Eibner’s blast to left field was the Royals’ only extra base hit of the game and it shaved Texas’ lead to 4-3.

“Obviously the guys are taking what they’re getting and still working on stuff in spring training,” said Eibner, the Royals’ second-round pick in 2010 from the University of Arkansas. “I wasn’t trying to hit a home run … just get a pitch to hit and hit it hard somewhere.”

“It was a good day to have a come-from-behind win. It’s fun to see in a spring training game.”

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @randycovitz.

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