Royals on the mound:
Duckworth yielded one run on six hits with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings.
Astros on the mound:
Rodriguez yielded two runs on 10 hits over six innings, issuing no walks while striking out two.
Spring Training records:
Astros 18-11-1; Royals 11-18.
The Astros open the regular season on Monday against the Pirates. The game begins at 6:05 p.m. CT and will feature right-hander Roy Oswalt and Bucs lefty Zach Duke.
The Royals open at home against the Red Sox, beginning at 3:10 CT. Righty Gil Meche will face Boston right-hander Curt Schilling.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.