Saturday Morning Sports Report

A heated exchange on the mound last night in the ninth inning between reliever Genesis Cabrera and Oli Marmol provided a few fireworks at Busch.

Marmol removed Cabrera after he gave up two consecutive hits to lead off the ninth and Cabrera slammed the ball down in frustration, prompting Marmol to grab him and get in his face.

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Ryan Helsley earned his eighth save in the 7 to 3 win over the Reds.

Miles Mikolas gets the start this afternoon as the two teams do battle once again, first pitch set for 1:15.

The Royals didn’t fare so well in Canada last night, losing 8 – 1 to the Blue Jays.

Daniel Lynch heads to the bump this afternoon for the Royals, first pitch is at 2:07.

While the Chiefs didn’t reach a deal with left tackle Orlando Brown, Junior before yesterday’s 3:00 Central deadline, he is remaining with the team, playing on the franchise tag.

The offer from the Chiefs, according to sources close to the discussion, was a 6-year, 139 million dollar deal that included a 30.25 million signing bonus and 95 million in the first 5 years of the contract.

Playing on the franchise tag will still earn Brown 16 million, 662 thousand dollars this season, the average of the top 5 salaries at his position.