CLEVELAND — Shane Bieber dominated Kansas City's hitters, striking out 14 in six innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Royals 2-0 in their delayed home opener.
Bieber has become Cleveland's ace in no time. The 25-year-old began last season as the club's No. 5 stater but appears ready to take over as the staff leader after two-time Cy Young winner Corey Kluber was traded last winter.
Oscar Mercado and César Hernández drove in runs for the Indians.
Cleveland's players wore their blue road jerseys to make a statement for minorities as the Indians consider changing their name after 105 years.
Right-hander Tyler Zuber made his big league debut. He pitched two scoreless innings, the seventh and eighth, working around a walk with no hits allowed.