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Royals’ Mike Moustakas bruised but OK

Royals Mike Moustakas OK after ball bounces off collar bone

Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, after leaving Saturday night's game when a ground ball bounced off his collar bone. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star
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Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, after leaving Saturday night's game when a ground ball bounced off his collar bone. Video by John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star

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.

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.

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