4 Royals ejected in latest Oakland-Kansas City scrape
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tempers flared again Sunday in the Oakland-Kansas City series, with four more Royals getting ejected.
The benches emptied for the third straight day after Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera threw a 100 mph fastball shoulder-high behind Brett Lawrie in the eighth inning.
Herrera was ejected, and pointed at his head as he left the field. Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu also was banished by plate umpire Greg Gibson.
Royals manager Ned Yost was ejected in the first after Lorenzo Cain was hit by a pitch from Scott Kazmir.
Both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Greg Gibson. Yost came out to argue and was immediately ejected, and pitching coach Dave Eiland also was tossed.
Royals ace Yordano Ventura was ejected Saturday after hitting Lawrie with a pitch following Josh Reddick's home run. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, but no punches were thrown.
Lawrie's hard slide into Alcides Escobar injured the shortstop's knee Friday and caused the benches to clear.