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Mon Apr 6
W 10 - 1CHW
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Wed Apr 8
W 7 - 5CHW
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Thu Apr 9
W 4 - 1CHW
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Fri Apr 10
W 4 - 2at LAA
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Sat Apr 11
W 6 - 4at LAA
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Sun Apr 12
W 9 - 2at LAA
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Mon Apr 13
W 12 - 3at MIN
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Wed Apr 15
L 3 - 1at MIN
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Thu Apr 16
L 8 - 5at MIN
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Thu Apr 23
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Sat Apr 25
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Sun Apr 26
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Mon Apr 27
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Detroit7-19-2
Kansas City8-28-2
Chicago4-64-6
Cleveland4-64-6
Minnesota4-74-7
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Royals ace Ventura ejected for beaning Athletics' Lawrie
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura was ejected by umpire Jim Joyce in the fourth inning Saturday night for hitting Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie with a pitch.

The benches emptied, but no punches were thrown and the players soon dispersed, according to Comcast SportsNet.

Lawrie has been in the center of a controversy after a hard slide into second base Friday caused injury to Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar.

Ventura collapsed in the fourth after three no-hit innings. He had already given up five runs when he beaned Lawrie.

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'Slidegate' intensifies between Royals' Escobar, Athletics' Lawrie
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The soap opera involving Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar and Athletics third baseman Brett Lawrie continued Saturday through Twitter.

It began when Lawrie slid into Escobar on Friday night, causing the latter to be escorted off the field with a sprained knee and bruising.

Escobar later told Sports Radio 610 that he felt it was a "dirty slide" and added that Oakland outfielder Sam Fuld did the same thing to him a year ago. Others chimed in, claiming Lawrie came in spikes high. But Royals teammates such as Eric Hosmer offered his view that there was nothing dirty about it the play.

The controversy continued Saturday when Escobar told the Oakland Tribune that he had not heard any apology nor received any text from Lawrie. Lawrie, however, claimed he had texted Escobar to let him know he had no intention of causing injury.

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Royals send down Fuentes, add Calixte for infield depth
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Royals recalled infielder Orlando Calixte and optioned outfielder Reymond Fuentes down to Triple-A Omaha, per the Kansas City Star. Calixte began the minor-league season with a .154 batting average (4 for 26) with two walks, three runs scored, a double, a home run and an RBI in seven games.

The move gives Kansas City infield depth after Alcides Escobar went down with a left knee sprain and contusion. Christian Colon got the start at shortstop in Escobar's place on Saturday. 

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Holland (chest) placed on DL, Davis takes over as Royals' closer
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Royals placed closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain. In a corresponding move, the club recalled right-hander Yohan Pino from Triple-A Omaha, per the team's official website.

The team did not reveal when Holland sustained the injury, although the right-hander notched his fourth save of the season on Friday. Holland said he is unable to help the club if he can't throw in multiple days, per FOX Sports Kansas City.

"I'm in a situation where I can't do that right now," Holland said. 

He began the season without allowing a run over four innings of relief. He converted all four save chances and held a 0.25 WHIP and a 3:1 K:BB ratio over that span. Wade Davis will take over as the team's closer, per MLB.com.

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Escobar sits out Saturday, Orlando takes Royals' leadoff spot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals shortstop and leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar was not listed in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Athletics, according to MLB.com.

Escobar sustained a mild strain and contusion to his left knee during Friday's win over Oakland. He suffered the injury when Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie slid into him at second base while attempting to break up a double play in the seventh inning. Escobar is hitting .326 (14 for 43) with a .348 on-base percentage and five RBI in 10 games.

Right fielder Paulo Orlando took Escobar's spot at the top of the order. The 29-year-old Brazilian tripled in a run en route to Kansas City's 6-4 win over Oakland. He is hitting .313/.353/.813 with four triples over his first 17 career plate appearances.

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2015 Team Leaders
AVGLorenzo Cain , CF.462
HRSalvador Perez , C3
RBISalvador Perez , C11
OBPLorenzo Cain , CF.532
SLGLorenzo Cain , CF.718
RLorenzo Cain , CF11
SBLorenzo Cain , CF3
WYordano Ventura , SP2
ERAEdinson Volquez , SP2.30
WHIPEdinson Volquez , SP0.70
KEdinson Volquez , SP12
SVGreg Holland , RP4
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