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Topic - Omar Infante
On the day they changed their batting coach, every hitter in the Kansas City Royals' lineup banged out at least one hit.
The Kansas City Royals activated second baseman Omar Infante off the disabled list before their Monday night game and started him against the Houston Astros.
The Kansas City Royals placed second baseman Omar Infante on the disabled list with a lower back injury and selected the contract of infielder Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Omaha before their game Tuesday night against Colorado.
The game began with their Gold Glove center fielder dropping a fly ball.
There won't be too many games in which James Shields throws seven innings of three-hit ball and is upstaged by a teammate.
Ricky Nolasco was virtually unhittable a week ago in Minnesota, shutting down the scuffling Royals over eight innings in an easy victory that came amid a three-game sweep.
Houston's Lucas Harrell fell behind hitters again and again on Tuesday night and it cost him just as it had in his other two starts this season.
Kansas City rookie Yordano Ventura entered Tuesday night's game winless in four career starts dating to last season despite posting a 2.53 ERA in those games.
Royals manager Ned Yost is hopeful that second baseman Omar Infante will be ready to return for a weekend series at Minnesota after he was hit by a pitch in the face.
This one could be a costly victory for the Kansas City Royals and an expensive loss for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Kansas City's Omar Infante has a sprained jaw and needed six stitches to close a cut opened when he was hit by a Heath Bell pitch.
Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals has been hit in the face by a pitch from Tampa Bay reliever Heath Bell.
Alex Gordon got the big hit and Norichika Aoki and Omar Infante spent all day setting the table.
The Royals placed right-handers Louis Coleman and Luke Hochevar on the disabled list as part of a series of moves that set their roster for Monday's season opener in Detroit.
Kansas City Royals reliever Louis Coleman probably will start the season on the disabled list because of a bone bruise on his right middle finger.
"It was a great day for me," Infante said. "I'm happy because that has not happened too many times for a player. It was a great day for the team. I've been working hard in the cage. The last couple of days I hit a lot of fly balls. I don't like that; I want to drive the ball."
Omar Infante added a single to cap the five-run inning and give Kansas City a comfy cushion.