Royals starter Yordano Ventura struck out six Rangers across six innings of one-run baseball Friday night in Arlington, Texas, as the Royals won for the fifth time in seven games on the road. Billy Butler and Josh Willingham both had solo homers.
This “motion picture review” of MGM’s “The Wizard of Oz” appeared Sunday, Aug. 20, 1939, in The Kansas City Star. The film played a one-week exclusive engagement starting Aug. 18 at Loew’s Midland theater, 1228 Main St.
Eduardo Escobar finished a double shy of the cycle, compiling a career-high five hits with three runs scored and two RBI, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 20-6 drubbing of the Detroit Tigers in the opener of a four-game series on Friday.
As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals — who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak — had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.
All those Cy Young awards, all that heat in their vaunted starting rotation, and there were the Detroit Tigers, staggering out to the field in the eighth inning with an infielder on the pitching mound.