SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Talk about a scare for Royals fans. On consecutive plays in the fifth inning, both first baseman Eric Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas hit the dirt and left Monday's game against the Giants.
Uh-oh. But the two budding stars walked into the trainer's room together and walked out with good news. Hosmer was OK, and Moustakas had only a bruised knee.
Hosmer hit the ground along the first-base line and snared Nate Schierholtz's grounder, rolled over onto his back and managed to get a toss to pitcher Jake Odorizzi, ending the Giants' fifth. But Hosmer stayed down for a few moments and looked as if he jammed his right shoulder.
Moustakas led off the Royals' fifth, and the third pitch from Santiago Casilla drilled him in the right knee.
"It's just one of those things, part of the game to get hit," Moustakas said. "I was on the ground for a couple seconds, got up and was walking to first and Skip pulled me out. I was coming out anyway, so it just kind of worked out that way. ... It's a little sore, I got hit by a 94 [mph pitch] in the side of the knee."
Hosmer's dazzling play was his second of the inning. He'd also snagged Emmanuel Burriss' grounder and tossed to Odorizzi for the second out.
"Fantastic plays, both of them," manager Ned Yost said. "The second one, the ball hit the bag and how he was able to readjust and make the play."
Hosmer was cleared to play on Tuesday, and Moustakas was listed as day to day.
"It was kind of a good scare, but we're both OK," Moustakas said.