Vargas, Escobar Lead Royals To 4-2 Win Over Rays

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Vargas delivers to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the third inning of the MLB American League baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries.

Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore left elbow. The All-Star lefty grimaced after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki and was immediately removed by manager Joe Maddon.

Two innings later, Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the face by a pitch from reliever Heath Bell. Infante also left the game, walking off under his own power with Kansas City trainers Nick Kenney and Kyle Turner.

Infante, struck on the left cheek, was spitting blood and had blood on his forehead as trainers held a towel to his face.


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