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Watch the beanballs, near-misses and benches clear in Royals’ loss to Jays

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was given a warning by home plate umpire Jim Wolf after nearly hitting Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson back with a pitch during the third inning of Sunday’s game.
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was given a warning by home plate umpire Jim Wolf after nearly hitting Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson back with a pitch during the third inning of Sunday’s game. The Associated Press

What a game Sunday for the Royals and what a crackling weekend series in Toronto. Andy McCullough did a fantastic job of capturing all of the emotion of Sunday’s game, which the Blue Jays won 5-2.

You can watch the beanballs and near-misses here:

Someone caught Edinson Volquez on the bench after Alcides Escobar was hit:

This was Toronto manager John Gibbons’ postgame news conference:

Here is what Royals manager Ned Yost had to say afterward:

That didn’t sit well with Toronto’s Jose Bautista, who tweeted this after the game:

Oh, and how about Ben Zobrist? He hit his third home run, a two-run shot in the eighth inning:

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