Reds lose 3rd straight

Published 3:13 am Thursday, March 17, 2011

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Kila Ka’aihue and Alcides Escobar hit two-run home runs and Alex Gordon doubled for his fourth straight game with an extra-base hit in Kansas City’s 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Kanas City starter Mike Montgomery gave up one run with two hits and a walk. He struck out three in four innings.

Bronson Arroyo pitched five innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including a long two-run home run by Ka’aihue. He struck out three. Arroyo had limited activity the last four days because of illness.

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Escobar’s home run came off Jose Arrendondo, who is coming back from elbow surgery after missing the 2010 season.