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Vargas takes shutout into 9th, Escobar has 3 RBIs as Royals beat Rays 4-2; Moore, Infante hurt
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 7, 2014 11:31 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
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.
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.