Kyle Davies is back on track after a rough start to spring training.


Kyle Davies is back on track after a rough start to spring training.

Davies pitched into the sixth inning, likely securing a spot in Kansas City’s rotation, and the Royals beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Davies was rocked in his first three outings of the spring, allowing 13 runs and 17 hits over 7 2-3 innings. But he pitched 5 1-3 innings against the Indians, yielding two runs and two hits in his third consecutive solid performance, including a minor league start.

“It’s been good the last three,” Davies said. “I kind of took a step back and not thought about a thing and pitching, believe in what I see. Make it simple as possible.”

Indians right-hander Mitch Talbot struggled, yielding seven runs, six earned and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings.

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double in the third for Cleveland.