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Monday
May112015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/11/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Baltimore Orioles 5 (14-16) – Toronto Blue Jays 2 (16-17)

New York Yankees 11 (21-12) – Tampa Bay Rays 5 (17-16)

Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (16-16) – Philadelphia Phillies 3 (11-22)

Milwaukee Brewers 10 (12-21) – Chicago White Sox 7 (12-17)

Chicago Cubs 4 (16-15) - New York Mets 3 (20-12) 

Texas Rangers 8 (14-18) - Kansas City Royals 2 (20-12)

Washington Nationals 11 (18-15) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (14-17)

Atlanta Braves 2 (15-17) - Cincinnati Reds 1 (15-17)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (21-10) - Miami Marlins 3 (15-18)

Boston Red Sox 5 (15-17) - Oakland Athletics 4 (12-22) (F/11)

NBA Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 4: Atlanta Hawks 106 – Washington Wizards 101 (Series tied at 2-2)

Golden State Warriors 101 - Memphis Grizzlies - 84 (Series Tied 2-2)


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Saturday
May092015

Royals Place P Jason Vargas on DL

Major League Baseball(DETROIT) -- The Kansas City Royals placed starting pitcher Jason Vargas on the 15-day disabled list with a left flexor strain Friday.

The move is retroactive to Wednesday.

Vargas pitched six innings Tuesday allowing just two hits and two runs. Despite the strong start, and the fact that the injury isn't supposed to be that serious, Vargas believes taking a break is the right move.

"After my bullpen (session) the first time I pitched against Cleveland (April 27), I noticed some forearm tightness that wasn't there before," Vargas said. "We got it under control the first few days, and then we switched in the rotation with (Jeremy) Guthrie to buy a couple extra days, but then it definitely got fatigued (Tuesday).

"Nobody's going to feel great all the time, but it wasn't a normal thing to deal with. We took a look at it the next couple of days, and then decided to get ahead of it and get it under control and not to have to deal with it the rest of the year."

The 32-year-old Vargas has made five starts this season compiling a 3-1 record with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.

The Royals recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha to take Vargas' roster spot.


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Thursday
May072015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/7/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL Playoffs – Eastern Conference Second Round – Game 4:  Montreal Canadiens 6 – Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (Lightning lead series, 3-1)

Western Conference Second Round  Game 4: Chicago Blackhawks 4 - Minnesota Wild 3 (Blackhawks win series, 4-0)

MLB: Minnesota Twins 6 (16-13) – Oakland Athletics 5 (12-18)

Detroit Tigers 4 (18-11) – Chicago White Sox 1 (10-15)

Los Angeles Dodgers 14 (18-10) – Milwaukee Brewers 4 (9-20)

Kansas City Royals 7 (18-10)  Cleveland Indians 4 (10-17)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (21-7)  Chicago Cubs 1 (14-13)

New York Yankees 4 (18-11) – Baltimore Orioles 3 (12-14)

Pittsburgh Pirates 7 (13-15) – Cincinnati Reds 2 (14-14)

Texas Rangers 5 (12-16) – Tampa Bay Rays 4 (15-14)

Miami Marlins 7 (14-15)  San Francisco Giants 2 (14-15)

Houston Astros 3 (19-10)  Los Angeles Angels 2 (13-16)

Arizona Diamondbacks 11 (13-14)  San Diego Padres 0 (15-15)


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Wednesday
May062015

Royals Hope OF Alex Rios Is Back in Two Weeks

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Kansas City Royals are hoping to have right fielder Alex Rios back in two weeks, manager Ned Yost said Tuesday.

Rios suffered a fractured left hand April 13 after being hit by a pitch.

"It would probably be beneficial to get some at-bats, but we'll see. I don't know yet," said Yost, when asked if Rios would need a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Rios was hitting .321 with a home run and eight RBIs before he was sidelined.

During his 12-year major league career, the two-time All-Star has suited up for the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers and Royals. He owns a career .279 batting average, 166 homers, 770 RBIs, 849 runs and 246 stolen bases.


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Tuesday
May052015

Scoreboard Roundup - 5/5/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA – Eastern Conference Semifinals – Game 2: Atlanta Hawks 106 – Washington Wizards 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

Memphis Grizzlies 97 – Golden State Warriors 90 (Series tied at 1-1)

NHL – Western Conference Second Round – Game 3: Chicago Blackhawks 1 – Minnesota Wild 0 (Chicago leads series 3-0)

Calgary Flames 4 – Anaheim Ducks 3 *F/OT (Anaheim leads series 2-1)

MLB: New York Yankees 6 (17-10) – Toronto Blue Jays 3 (13-15)

Boston Red Sox 2 (13-14) – Tampa Bay Rays 0 (14-13)

Miami Marlins 2 (13-14) – Washington Nationals 1 (13-15)

Chicago White Sox 5 (9-14) – Detroit Tigers 2 (17-10)

Kansas City Royals 5 (17-9) – Cleveland Indians 3 (9-16)

Cincinnati Reds 7 (13-13) – Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (12-14)

Texas Rangers 7 (10-16) – Houston Astros 1 (18-9)

Atlanta Braves 9 (13-14) – Philadelphia Phillies 0 (10-18)

Oakland Athletics 2 (12-16) – Minnesota Twins 1 (14-13)

New York Mets 3 (17-10) – Baltimore Orioles 2 (12-12)

Arizona Diamondbacks (10-14) @ Colorado Rockies (11-13) (postponed)

Anaheim Angels 5 (12-15) – Seattle Mariners 4 (11-16)

San Francisco Giants 6 (14-13) – San Diego Padres 0 (14-14)

St. Louis Cardinals 7 (20-6) – Chicago Cubs 4 (13-12)

Los Angeles Dodgers 8 (17-9) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (8-19)


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Tuesday
Apr282015

Scoreboard Roundup - 4/28/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA Playoffs – First Round: Houston Rockets 103 – Dallas Mavericks 94 (Rockets win series, 4-1)

San Antonio Spurs 111 - Los Angeles Clippers 107 (Spurs lead series, 3-2)

MLB: Kansas City Royals 11 (14-6) – Cleveland Indians 5 (6-13)

Toronto Blue Jays 11 (10-11) – Boston Red Sox 8 (11-10)

New York Yankees 4 (13-8) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (11-10)

Seattle Mariners 2 (9-11) – Texas Rangers 1 (7-13)

Washington Nationals 13 (8-13) – Atlanta Braves 12 (10-10)

Minnesota Twins 3 (9-11) – Detroit Tigers 2 (14-7)

Cincinnati Reds 4 (10-10) – Milwaukee Brewers 2 (4-17)

Miami Marlins 4 (9-12) – New York Mets 3 (15-6)

Chicago Cubs 6 (12-7) – Pittsburgh Pirates 2 (11-10)

Chicago White Sox (8-9) @ Baltimore Orioles (9-10) (postponed)

San Francisco Giants 2 (9-12) - Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8)

Oakland Athletics 6 (9-12) - Los Angeles Angels 2 (9-11)

Arizona Diamondbacks 12 (9-11) - Colorado Rockies 5 (11-9)

St. Louis Cardinals 11 (13-6) - Philadelphia Phillies 5 (8-13)


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Monday
Apr272015

Royals' Lorenzo Cain Says Feud with White Sox Over

Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Kansas City Royals' outfielder Lorenzo Cain, who was among those suspended by Major League Baseball following the brawl between his team and the Chicago White Sox, says the bad blood between the two teams has been resolved.

Six players overall, including Cain, were suspended by Major League Baseball for a total of 26 games as a result of the scuffle.

"I think we got all our emotions out that night and I think it's over and done with," Cain said. "I think we're going to try to go out here and go back to just playing baseball and leave it at that."

"It shouldn't have escalated to that point in the first place," Cain added. "Once it gets to that point, it's up to them to decide on the suspensions."

Cain received a two-game suspension for his role in the brawl, but is currently appealing.


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Saturday
Apr252015

MLB Hands Suspensions Down from Royals-White Sox Brawl

Photos.com/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The damage has been done from the brawl between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox on Thursday night as Major League Baseball handed down suspensions from the incident.

Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura received a seven-game suspension, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez received a five-game suspension, outfielder Lorenzo Cain received a two-game suspension, and pitcher Kelvin Herrera received a two-game suspension.

For the White Sox, starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Chris Sale received five-game suspensions.

It all started in the fourth inning when Yordano Ventura hit first baseman Jose Abreu with a pitch. White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale then plunked Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas.

In the seveneth inning, White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton grounded out to Ventura, who then proceeded to yell something at Eaton that upset him.

Benches eventually cleared that saw the two teams come to blows.

Unless appealed, all suspensions are scheduled to be effective on Sunday.


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Friday
Apr242015

Royals-White Sox Game Leads to Bench-Clearing Brawl

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A wild seventh-inning brawl between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals on Thursday started near the first-base foul line, ranged out toward second base and resumed again near the first-base bag, ending with the ejection of five players, including both starting pitchers.

It all started when Chicago's Jose Abreu was hit in the left elbow by a Yordano Ventura pitch in the fourth inning, and the Royals' Mike Moustakas was hit in the upper right arm by Chris Sale one inning later. Both benches were warned after Moustakas was hit.

However, things didn't get ugly until Adam Eaton hit a comebacker at Ventura in the seventh inning. Television replays appeared to show that Ventura barked an expletive at Eaton before throwing to first base for the out.

The Royals lead the majors this season with nine players ejected (Ventura has been ejected in his last two starts). The Padres trail in second place with only three players tossed.


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Wednesday
Apr222015

Royals' Herrera Suspended Five Games, Ventura Fined

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera was suspended five games and fined for targeting Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie.

Fellow Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was also fined for the same after a weekend filled of fireworks in Kansas City between both clubs.

"Nobody likes going through what we went through this weekend, nobody," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "Nobody likes it, but it happens."

Ventura was ejected after hitting Lawrie during Saturday's game. Herrera was ejected after throwing behind Lawrie on Sunday and then pointed at his head as he walked towards the dugout.

Both actions came after Lawrie's hard slide into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar during Friday night's game.

Still, Herrera defended his actions. "I don't mean to hurt anybody," he said. "Just trying to throw inside, but a bad grip on that fastball. It started raining pretty good. And they just tossed me out."


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