GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan and Royals righty Ian Kennedy gave up two runs in their starts before Juan Duran delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh as Cincinnati held on for a 4-2 win on Tuesday at Goodyear Ballpark.
Finnegan struck out four in 4 1/3 innings to further his case for a rotation spot. The second run against him scored after he exited the game.
Escobar tied the game with a two-out bunt single to score Omar Infante in the fifth.
Up next for Royals: Right-hander Chris Young will take the mound on Wednesday when the Royals return to Surprise Stadium to face the Cubs at 3:05 p.m. CT. Young will be followed by Joakim Soria, Luke Hochevar, and Brian Duensing. Watch the game live on MLB.TV.
Up next for Reds: Right-hander Jon Moscot will make the start against the D-backs at Salt River Fields on Thursday night at 9:40 p.m. ET. Moscot has an 8.31 ERA this spring, and last time out he gave up four runs in 3 2/3 innings. Watch the game live on MLB.TV.
Chris Gabel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.