Padres Lose, Make Trade

A ten run sixth inning helped out by a throwing error on Edgar Huerta that would have ended the inning with just two runs scored pushed the Royals past the San Diego Padres 14-6 on Sunday. Sloppy play in the field accounted for nine unearned runs on the day.<br><br> The Padres also made their first deal of the spring, swapping minor leaguers with the Phillies.

The Royals got on the board early against Adam Eaton. They scored three runs, two earned, on four hits and a fielding error by third baseman Rico Washington in the first inning.

"I thought he looked really good after the first inning," manager Bruce Bochy said after Eaton threw 92 pitches.

Jeff Cirillo knocked in Todd Sears with a sharp single in the second to make the score 4-1. Terrence Long followed one out later with a single to knock in Ramon Vasquez. Washington had a chance after his superb play in the field to make a difference on the scoreboard but popped out.

Three walks in the fifth makes the score 4-3 as Tom Wilson walked to score Brian Hunter. Jose Nieves followed with a double with the bases loaded to give the Friars their first lead of the game. Miguel Ojeda then hit into an unassisted double play as Wilson was caught off third.

With runners on first and third in the bottom of the fifth, Adam Eaton was removed. Bart Miadich came in to replace him with two outs in the inning. Miadich induced a ground out to preserve the lead. Miadich gave up four runs in the sixth, two earned.

An error on Edgar Huerta, as he threw a comebacker over the head of Jeff Cirillo playing first, scored three runs on a two base error to put the Royals up 9-6. Huerta faced six batters without retiring a one. Huerta continued to suffer as a three run home run off the bat of Adrian Brown made the score 14-6. He was charged with six runs, all unearned.

Brandon Puffer walked the bases loaded in the ninth before getting out of the jam to end the misery for the night.

The Royals had 17 hits in the game with Carlos Beltran going 3-for-3.

"Carlos is swinging the bat unbelievable," Royals manager Tony Pena said. "We hope it carries over into the season. That's what we're looking for."

Notes: The San Diego Padres are the latest Major League team to ban whole apples and oranges from their games. Any fruit brought in must come sliced into pieces.

The new rule was made for safety reasons: A whole apple thrown from the stands can feel as hard as a rock.

Fans still are welcome to cart their own peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jack into the ballpark. Game watchers also may tote as many juice boxes, small cartons of milk or small sealed bottles of water as they can carry, said Tim Katzman, a spokesman with the Padres.

Cans, glass bottles, alcoholic beverages and some plastic containers such as thermos jugs are still prohibited. Hard-sided coolers also are banned.

Trade: The Phillies traded minor-league infielder Trino Aguilar to San Diego for righthander Clay Condrey, who went 1-2 with an 8.47 ERA in nine appearances for the Padres last season. Aguilar, 20, batted .241 for the Gulf Coast Phillies in 2003.

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