Danny Duffy stepped off the big stage and back into spring training.
Following a stint with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic, Duffy allowed three runs over six innings for the Kansas City Royals in a 4-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
It was Duffy's first start with the Royals since March 5 because of the international tournament. He allowed three hits and a walk.
"This might be my first quality start in spring training ever," Duffy said. "I'm excited about that. Everything clicked in the fourth, fifth and sixth. I wanted to go back out for the seventh, but we threw a few more pitches in the 'pen. Today, I'm very pleased with the...