Aledmys Diaz homered and drove in four runs and Alex De Goti blasted a three-run shot as the Astros crushed the Royals 15-6 in an exhibition game in Kansas City. George Springer, Taylor Jones and Nick Tanielu added solo shots. The Astros scratched starting pitcher Josh James because of threatening rain concerns. They did not want James' start to be cut short if there was a rain delay. He'll throw a simulated game today at Minute Maid Park.
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