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 in three runs wit...