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MLB suspends Tejada 105 games for amphetamines

MLB suspends Tejada 105 games for amphetamines

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball said it has suspended Kansas City Royals infielder Miguel Tejada for 105 games for violating the Joint Drug and Prevention Program.

MLB: Kansas City 4, New York Mets 3 (12 innings)

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Newly acquired Justin Maxwell lined a pinch-hit homer in the 12th inning Saturday, boosting Kansas City to a 4-3 interleague win over the New York Mets.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Billy Butler, one of six Kansas City players to drive in a run Thursday, had two RBI and the Royals extended their winning streak with a 7-2 win over Minnesota.

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, Chicago White Sox 2 (12 innings)

CHICAGO, July 28 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon smashed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the 12th inning Sunday and Kansas City outlasted the Chicago White Sox 4-2 for a series sweep.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- James Shields threw seven shutout innings Friday and Kansas City broke things open in the ninth for its fourth straight win, 5-1 over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Detroit 4, Kansas City 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- Doug Fister controlled the Royals over six innings and the Detroit Tigers backed him with a pair of homers Sunday in their 4-1 win over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Oakland 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 6 (UPI) -- Jarrod Dyson's two-out, run-scoring single in the eighth inning Saturday provided the difference in the Kansas City Royals' 4-3 win over Oakland.

MLB: Minnesota 3, Kansas City 1

MINNEAPOLIS, June 27 (UPI) -- Glen Perkins retired pinch-hitter Miguel Tejada with the potential tying runs in scoring position Thursday to preserve Minnesota's 3-1 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Atlanta 3 (10 inn.)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon's one-out single in the 10th inning scored David Lough from second base Wednesday, giving Kansas City a 4-3 victory over Atlanta.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1

CLEVELAND, June 17 (UPI) -- Elliot Johnson came home with the go-ahead run on Matt Albers' ninth inning wild pitch Monday, sending the Kansas City Royals over Cleveland 2-1.

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 3, Detroit 2 (10 innings)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 12 (UPI) -- Lorenzo Cain tied the score with a late homer and Eric Hosmer sent home the deciding run with a 10th-inning hit Wednesday in Kansas City's 3-2 win over Detroit.

MLB: Houston 6, Kansas City 5

HOUSTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Matt Dominguez smashed a go-ahead, three-run homer and Jason Castro also went deep Monday, powering the Houston Astros over Kansas City 6-5.

MLB: Philadelphia 4, Kansas City 3

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Frandsen delivered a two-out, three-run double in the ninth inning Saturday that rallied Philadelphia to a 4-3 victory over Kansas City.
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Miguel Odalis Tejada (born on May 25, 1974, in Baní, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder for the San Francisco Giants. He began his first six seasons of his career with the Oakland Athletics, where he began his streak of 1,152 consecutive games, that ended with the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2007. In 2002, he was awarded the AL MVP award, and he was the MVP of the 2005 All-Star Game.

His nickname is "La Gua Gua" which means "the bus" in certain Spanish dialects, as Tejada is known to drive in runs. On February 11, 2009, he pleaded guilty to one count of perjury for lying to Congress in his testimony on whether or not Rafael Palmeiro lied about his steroid use.

Tejada grew up in extreme poverty in Baní, a city approximately 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. Miguel Tejada grew up idolizing the Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Attended Saint Leo University during the Spring Semester of 2007. Led the Lions in all batting, pitching, and defensive categories. Miguel Tejada's rise from the slums of Baní through the minors and into the Major Leagues is chronicled in the book Away Games: The Life and Times of a Latin Ballplayer by Marcos Breton and Jose Luis Villegas. Away Games describes the struggles of Dominican players in general and Tejada in particular as they arrive in the U.S. speaking very little English often in small towns playing for minor league teams with dreams of making it big.

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