Northwest Arkansas knotted a road series at a game apiece. Christian Binford (6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K) settled in after two runs scored in the first. 43 more words
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Jason Vargas makes his return to the mound Saturday after missing more than three weeks with an appendectomy. Saturday will be an exciting day for Jon Lester as well as he debuts with the Athletics after being traded from the Red Sox on Thursday.
Raul Ibanez hit a fifth-inning solo shot against Oakland starter Sonny Gray to lead Kansas City to a 1-0 victory in the series opener. Jeremy Guthrie retired the first nine batters he faced and finished six shutout innings.
Royals manager Ned Yost said Eric Hosmer’s broken hand is expected to keep him out at least three weeks as he recovers. On Thursday night, Hosmer hurt the third metacarpal of his right hand on a check swing, aggravating an injury he suffered on July 20 when he was hit by a pitch.
Both Royals skipper Ned Yost and A’s manager Bob Melvin had racked up 786 career managerial wins over their 11 respective seasons on the bench, and Yost has a considerable amount of respect for his Oakland counterpart.