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MLB comes down hard on fiery Ventura

Yordano Ventura (7 games) was handed the largest punishment for his role in Thursday's brawl with the White Sox. In 4 starts, Ventura has been involved in 3 bench-clearing brawls and twice been ejected.

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Victor Martínez has 3 RBI so far today for the Tigers. He had just 5 RBI this season entering today and no more than 1 in any single game

MLB levies suspensions from brawl

  • Royals P Yordano Ventura: 7 games
  • Royals P Edinson Volquez: 5 games
  • Royals OF Lorenzo Cain: 2 games
  • Royals P Kelvin Herrera: 2 games
  • White Sox P Chris Sale: 5 games
  • White Sox P Jeff Samardzija: 5 games

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White Sox GM statement on suspensions
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Rick Hahn said: "Everybody had some elements of their behavior over the course of that incident on both sides that they wish they handled differently, Respect the fact that our players stood up and took responsibility for their actions and expressed remorse over those things they wish had been handled better. ... It's part of the game."

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Tigers winning in their throwbacks
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In case you were wondering, this is not a Detroit uniform redesign. The Indians and Tigers are honoring the Negro Leagues by wearing throwbacks today, and Victor Martinez's 2-run single has Detroit up 2-0 in the 3rd. Follow live

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Sport Science: Jose Iglesias' throw to 1B
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Tigers teammate David Price wanted Sport Science to break down Iglesias' insane throw to first -- so we did. Turns out, Iglesias' margin for error was only 3 degrees, about the width of a quarter.

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Ben Zobrist placed on DL
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Torn cartilage in Zobrist's left knee will force a 15-day DL for one of the A's key offseason acquisitions. The versatile Zobrist was batting .240 through 14 games.

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Royals, White Sox punished for fight
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ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on the suspensions handed out today: "Major League Baseball has made it clear that if you're going to get involved in some sort of fight like this that, you are going to pay for it.

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Kurkjian: Puig's hamstring a concern
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"For him to come out of the game last night, that was not a good sign. Hamstring's are really tricky ... and with the way that Puig runs the bases and plays the outfield, he's using his legs as much as about any player in the Major Leagues."

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Dodgers evaluating Puig's injury

Yasiel Puig aggravated his hamstring injury on Friday, and the team hopes he can avoid a DL stint. Said manager Don Mattingly: "I don't know a whole lot right now and I don't know that it's too serious. We'll find out tomorrow."

Trevor Bauer scratched from start
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The Indians SP won't pitch today vs. the Tigers due to illness. T.J. House will start in place of Bauer, who was off to a nice start to the season (2-0, 0.95 ERA).

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wallace matthews @ESPNNYYankees

Today's lineup: Ellsbury CF Gardner LF Rodriguez DH Teixeira 1B McCann C Young RF Headley 3B Drew 2B Gregorius SS Sabathia LHP

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Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective on Sunday, when the Clubs are to continue their series in Chicago.

Does Josh Hamilton have anything left?
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ESPN's Tim Kurkjian on the Rangers being close to acquiring Hamilton: "The question is: Is he anywhere close to the great player that he was in 2010, when he had an OPS over a thousand? ... There's a real question whether he's a good player anymore."

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Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Btw, get ready to feel old. Addison Russell's dad is "38 or 39" according to Russell. Same age ad David Ross