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Tempers flare as Royals fall to Blue Jays, 5-2

TORONTO A dramatic series between the Royals and Blue Jays turned ugly on Sunday afternoon, as Kansas City fell, 5-2, in the finale. Neither team appeared happy with the umpiring crew, as a series of hit-by-pitches escalated into an on-field confrontation. The benches emptied in the top of the eighth, shortly after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez drilled shortstop Alcides Escobar with a 97-mph fastball. Umpire Jim Wolf ejected Sanchez from the game. It was not difficult to discern intent there were two outs, and the Blue Jays were still smarting from the previous inning, when Troy Tulowitzki was hit with a pitch and Josh Donaldson was moved off the plate by another. The two teams met by the...

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