Yordano Ventura quit school at 14 and was working construction until his big break: a tryout that led to a spot in the Kansas City Royals’ academy in the Dominican Republic. But even after making the major leagues and pitching in the World Series, Ventura wouldn’t live anywhere else than Las Terrenas, his hometown, where he trained on the beach and swam in the ocean.
Athletics rookie Chris Bassitt recorded two quick outs in the sixth inning and was on the verge of heading back to the dugout when he hit Robinson Cano of the Mariners in the right foot with a 1-2 pitch.
Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas left Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning because of a family emergency, Royals manager Ned Yost said. It was the second time this season a family emergency has led to Moustaka’ absence.