Mar 5, 2011 7:19 PM by Jordan Mason
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - NL batting champion Carlos Gonzalez went 3 for 3 Saturday and the Colorado Rockies outlasted the Kansas City Royals 10-9.
Gonzalez, who hit .336 last season, scored twice and drove in a run.
Jason Giambi doubled twice and had two RBIs for the Rockies. Kila Ka'aihue homered for the Royals.
Kansas City starter Vin Mazzaro retired the first two batters, but Gonzalez and Giambi hit consecutive doubles to begin a three-run inning.
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