Royals ejections in win over A's
- Manager Ned Yost
- Pitching coach Dave Eiland
- Bench coach Don Wakamatsu
- SS Alcides Escobar
- RP Kelvin Herrera
Kansas City won the finale of a testy series with the Athletics. Kendrys Morales' game-winning, 2-run double propelled the Royals to the 4-2 victory. Box score
Highlight: Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg bounced back after 2 poor outings to shut down Philadelphia in a 4-1 win today.
Highlight: Yoenis Cespedes contributed to a 9-1 Tigers win with 2 HRs and 6 RBIs. Detroit is now 10-2.
Alex Rodriguez is showing no rust from his 211-game suspension. He contributed to the Yanks' 5-3 win today with a double, and a pair of walks and runs scored.
This beef started Friday on a hard slide by A's 3B Brett Lawrie. Benches cleared on Saturday, then again in the 8th today after the Royals threw at Lawrie. K.C. coaches Ned Yost, Dave Eiland and Don Wakamatsu, and SS Alcides Escobar and RP Kelvin Herrera were ejected today.
Toronto fell below .500 as Atlanta took today's game 5-2 and the series 2-1. Jonny Gomes was the thorn in the Jays' side, driving in 4 runs for the Braves. Box score
Catcher Travis d'Arnaud (.317 average) fractured his right hand when he was hit by a pitch and Mets RP Jerry Blevins (5 IP, 0.00 ERA) fractured his left forearm in the team's win today.
Detroit and New York both won today and became the only teams with double-digit victories. The Tigers had more to smile about, as their victory did not come with injuries -- unlike the Mets'.
Washington SP Stephen Strasburg (7.1 IP, 1 R) mowed down the Phillies in a 4-1 Nats victory. Strasburg had allowed 11 runs in his previous 2 starts.
Terry Collins said Matt Harvey was "extremely sick" today but wanted to pitch. Lacked energy.
Matt Harvey went 6 strong in the 7-6 win over the Marlins, but RP Jerry Blevins (left forearm) and C Travis d'Arnaud (right hand) went down with fractures. New York became the first NL team with 10 wins.
Pirates SS Jordy Mercer left today's game against the Brewers in the sixth inning due to pain in his rib cage area after he was hit by a pitch from Matt Garza on a bunt attempt.
The injury occurred today when Blevins, a lefty RP for the Mets, was hit with a line drive in a relief appearance. Blevins had not allowed a hit, walk or run in 5 IP this season.
Tigers SP Shane Greene went the first 22 2/3 innings of the season without giving up an earned run. Greene finally relented in the 6th inning of today's White Sox game, which Detroit leads 9-1. Follow live
Said Rangers GM Jon Daniels to the Ft. Worth Star Telegram: "Russell [Wilson] has the competitiveness and work ethic to where he'd have a shot if he committed to baseball. ... Playing quarterback is more intensive than the positions of other guys who have attempted to play both sports."
The bad blood that defined the first two games of the A's-Royals series has not subsided. Royals coaches Ned Yost and Dave Eiland were ejected after OF Lorenzo Cain was hit in the 1st inning. Follow live
Lester figured out a new way to throw to first base. Toss the entire glove. -DP
A 10-3 record would match the Mets' best record through 13 games in franchise history.
Puig was not in the lineup Friday, then he was in it Saturday. Well, he's back out again with hamstring soreness for today's series finale vs. the Rockies.