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Braves rout the Tigers in spring training

Braves rout the Tigers in spring training

Jason Heyward stroked his fourth home run of the spring in the Atlanta Braves' 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Rounding Third: Braves' loss is Santana's gain

Rounding Third: Braves' loss is Santana's gain

The good news for the Atlanta Braves was that a starting pitcher the caliber of Ervin Santana was still on the market this late into spring training.

MLB: Seattle 6, Kansas City 0

SEATTLE, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Hisashi Iwakuma struck out nine over eight shutout innings Wednesday in lifting Seattle to a 6-0 win over Kansas City that ended the Royals' playoff hopes.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Detroit 0

DETROIT, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and Prince Fielder was thrown out at home on the final play Saturday in the Kansas City Royals' 1-0 win over Detroit.

MLB: Cleveland 4, Kansas City 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Cleveland's Ubaldo Jimenez baffled Kansas City over seven strong innings Monday and the Indians hung tough in the playoff hunt with a 4-3 win over the Royals.

MLB: Toronto 3, Kansas City 2

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Mark Buehrle threw seven shutout innings Friday and Toronto fought off a late Kansas City rally to down the Royals 3-2.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 2, Kansas City 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- John Danks logged his first win in seven weeks Tuesday, firing eight shutout innings for the Chicago White Sox in their 2-0 whitewash of Kansas City.

MLB: Miami 5, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Jacob Turner held Kansas City to four hits and Miami batters reached the Royals bullpen for four runs in the Marlins' 5-2 interleague win Wednesday.

MLB: Kansas City 6, New York Mets 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana tossed six solid innings and Lorenzo Cain provided a key two-run single Sunday in Kansas City's 6-2 interleague win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, July 30 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas smacked a pair of homers Tuesday, backing a strong start from Ervin Santana in the Kansas City Royals' 7-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar doubled home David Lough from first with one away in the ninth inning Wednesday to give Kansas City a 4-3 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Kansas City 1, Detroit 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 19 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana combined with two relievers on a two-hitter Friday that brought Kansas City a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
MLB: New York Yankees 8, Kansas City 4

MLB: New York Yankees 8, Kansas City 4

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay drove in two runs in New York's decisive four-run fifth inning Thursday and the Yankees went on to an 8-4 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 10, Tampa Bay 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 13 (UPI) -- Elliot Johnson finished off an eighth-run sixth inning with a three-run homer Thursday, launching Kansas City to a 10-1 rout of Tampa Bay.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Houston 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 8 (UPI) -- Ervin Santana frustrated the Astros for seven innings Saturday, holding them to two runs in staking the Kansas City Royals to a 7-2 win over Houston.
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Ervin Ramon Santana (born Johan Ramon Santana December 12, 1982 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Santana was born Johan Ramon Santana, and used that name throughout his life until 2003. At that time, he decided to change his name to avoid having the same name as pitching star Johan Santana. According to Ervin Santana, "I just came up with Ervin... Ervin Santana, that sounds good."

Santana was a starting pitcher for the Angels' Double-A affiliate, the Arkansas Travelers early in 2005, where he posted a 5-1 record and 2.31 ERA in 7 starts. Following an injury to Angels starting pitcher Kelvim Escobar, Santana earned a promotion. He made his first major league appearance on May 17, 2005 against the Cleveland Indians, in which he gave up the pitching version of the cycle in first four batters that he faced. In his second start, facing the Chicago White Sox's Jon Garland (who at the time had the best record in baseball), Santana bested Garland by pitching a complete game shutout. He gave up only 5 hits and struck out 7 for his first career victory. Santana then went on the disabled list and was sent back down to the minors to the Angels Triple-A affiliate, the Salt Lake Bees.

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