Shane Bieber was fantastic in the Indians' 2-0 shutout of the Royals, striking out 14 while surrendering four hits in six innings. It was the most strikeouts by a Cleveland pitcher on opening day and the most for any hurler in an opener since Randy Johnson fanned 14 in 1996.
Cleveland did its scoring in the sixth inning on Oscar Mercado's RBI single and a double by Cesar Hernandez.
The Royals will play at Cleveland on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. The pregame broadcast will begin at 3:30 p.m. on 107.9 FM and 1420 KJCK AM.