February 26, 2014 1:00 PM

Japanese players to square off in first inning of Royals’ spring opener

The Royals are the home team in Thursday’s Catcus League opener against the Rangers at Surprise Stadium, and the bottom of the first inning will be of huge interest in Japan. The Rangers starter Yu Darvish will throw to Royals’ leadoff hitter Norichika Aoki.

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