Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas was sore and a bit bruised, but the health news was about as good as it could be after he took a ball off his left clavicle on Saturday night.
He was in the lineup for Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the Cards, going 1 for 4 with an opposite field single.
“It hit my collarbone pretty good, but it’s not that bad,” Moustakas said. “It felt fine, a little tingly, not that bad.”
Moustakas was injured in the second inning when the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina chopped a grounder to third base and the ball bounced up and hit Moustakas in the collar bone.
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Moustakas recovered to throw out Molina. Two innings later, Moustakas left the game. He went got an X-ray, which proved negative. The Royals won 3-2 in a game that was called after six innings because of rain.
“We knew the weather was coming; it was a good time to get out of there,” Moustakas said. “We got the X-ray done during the game.”
Christian Colon saw his first action in nearly two weeks and delivered a single in his only plate appearance.