Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain says bad blood with White Sox is over

By SI Wire
April 27, 2015

Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain says any bad blood with the Chicago White Sox after last week’s bench-clearing brawl is over and that he wants to move on.

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The brawl started when Royals starter Yordano Ventura grabbed a grounder from White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton during the seventh inning of last Thursday’s game. The two exchanged words before Eaton was thrown out at first base.

Ventura was tossed for the second straight start, and players from both teams came on to the field and fought for several minutes.

"I think we got all our emotions out that night and I think it's over and done with," Cain said to the Associated Press. "I think we're going to try to go out here and go back to just playing baseball and leave it at that." 

Cain is appealing his two-game suspension for his role in the brawl. Ventura received a seven-game ban, and Royals pitchers Edinson Volquez and Kelvin Herrera got five- and two-game suspensions, respectively. They also are appealing their suspensions.

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Major League Baseball suspended White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija for five games apiece as well.

"It's definitely intense. It was definitely a hectic moment on the field," Cain said. "At the same time we're teammates in here, we backed each other. That's what we do. But right now we're going to focus on getting back to playing baseball because winning ballgames is what we're here to do. Not fight."

The White Sox took two of three in the weekend series. The teams next square off July 17 in Chicago.

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