The Royals overcame five ejections to beat the Oakland A's, 4-2, behind Kendrys Morales' tiebreaking two-run double in a three-run eighth inning yesterday in Kansas City.
Royals manager Ned Yost and pitching coach Dave Eiland were ejected in the first inning after Lorenzo Cain was hit by Scott Kazmir's pitch. In the eighth, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera was tossed after throwing a 100-mph fastball behind Brett Lawrie. Bench coach Don Wakamatsu, acting as manager after Yost's ejection, and injured shortstop Alcides Escobar also were ejected.
The A's and Royals cleared the benches for the third straight game. The hostilities began Friday after Lawrie slid hard into Escobar, who was hurt on what he called a "dirty slide.''
Mariners 11, Rangers 10: Austin Jackson singled home the tying run in the ninth and Nelson Cruz then singled for his fifth RBI as host Seattle overcame a pair of five-run deficits. Cruz homered twice, raising his majors-leading total to eight.
Tigers 9, White Sox 1: Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam and a two-run homer and Shane Greene (3-0, 0.39 ERA), traded by the Yankees this past offseason, gave up one run in seven innings for host Detroit.
Orioles 8, Red Sox 3: Adam Jones had a three-run double and a two-run homer for visiting Baltimore.
Twins 7, Indians 2: Torii Hunter hit his first homer for host Minnesota since 2007.
Astros 4, Angels 3: Scott Feldman allowed two runs in six innings for host Houston.
Cardinals 2, Reds 1: Matt Carpenter homered and Adam Wainwright gave up a run in eight innings as host St. Louis won its fifth straight.
Nationals 4, Phillies 1: Stephen Strasburg allowed a run in 71/3 innings for host Washington.
Padres 5, Cubs 2: Loser Jon Lester (0-2, 6.89 ERA) gave up three runs in 51/3 innings for host Chicago.
Diamondbacks 5, Giants 1: Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer to help Jeremy Hellickson (one run in 62/3 innings) and visiting Arizona.
Dodgers 7, Rockies 0: Host Los Angeles won its seventh in a row.
Pirates 5, Brewers 2: Pedro Alvarez homered as host Pittsburgh swept Milwaukee.
Braves 5, Blue Jays 2: Jonny Gomes drove in four runs for visiting Atlanta. -- AP