Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Edinson Volquez is given a warning by home plate umpire Jim Wolf after brushing Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson back with a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals in Toronto, Sunday Aug. 2, 2015. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
TORONTO (AP) Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team.
Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth. It was the climax of a game-long spat that began when Royals starter Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson on the left arm in the first.
Donaldson and Volquez traded stares and words as the Blue Jays slugger took a slow walk to first base. Home plate umpire Jim Wolf warned both dugouts.