Found March 13, 2014 on Indians Baseball Insider:
In a similar sequence of events to Wednesday's victory over the Padres, the Indians played a close game against the division-rival Royals at Goodyear Ballpark up until the seventh inning, where the Tribe bats came to life with a fury to score nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to plate nine runs and bury Kansas City 12-6. Player of the Game: Matt Carson (2-2, HR, 2B, 3 RBI) Don't be so hasty to count journeyman outfielder Matt Carson out of the conversation for one of the bench spots. He may not have as good a chance at making the team as Jeff Francoeur or Elliot Johnson may have, but he is doing everything within his power to make a case for himself this spring. Obviously he has sealed his place in modern Indians lore with a crucial walk-off RBI single against the Astros last September during the Tribe's season-ending win streak to punch their ticket to the postseason, but maybe he doesn't want that to be the end of his story. After his big day of driving i...
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