Royals Yordano Ventura ejected for throwing intentionally at Brett Lawrie


After conceding five runs to the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fourth inning, Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Yordano Ventura hit Brett Lawrie intentionally with a 99 MPH fastball and was ejected by home plate umpire Jim Joyce. The intentional pitch, which hit Lawrie's elbow, appears to have been in response to Brett Lawrie sliding late into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar in the seventh inning of Friday night's game.

The benches cleared, as is tradition, though no punches were exchanged, as is tradition.