Royals vs. Indians Wrapup | 03/11/17 (box score)
Here's Mejia's grand slam (or at least Tom Hamilton's call of it).
Salazar was impressive in his 4 innings of work, but both Cody Allen (1 run), and Bryan Shaw (3 runs) were not. The Indians rallied late in the game on two home runs, one a Richie Shaffer two-run shot, and Mejia's grand slam.
Prospect Mark Mathias left the game in the ninth inning with a separated shoulder.
More details on Mathias' injury.
Zimmer has reworked his swing, and thus far those changes lots to have taken hold. We'll see what happens once he faces pitchers who are throwing their complete arsenal of breaking pitches. Yandy Diaz, who probably won't make the club now that he's sidelined with a groin injury, nevertheless has also impressed with his approach at the plate. If you can hit, the team will find a place for you, and Diaz has been doing that for a couple years now.
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