MLB: Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 31 (UPI) -- A three-run homer by Carlos Pena in the first inning Friday ignited the Tampa Bay Rays to an 8-2 whipping of Kansas City.

MLB: Texas 7, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 26 (UPI) -- Michael Young drove in two runs and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer for the Texas Rangers Sunday in a 7-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

LA Angels 8, Kansas City 5 (1st game)

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 21 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar had three hits, three runs and an RBI Tuesday to lead the LA Angels to an 8-5 win over Kansas City in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

MLB: LA Angels at Kansas City, ppd, rain

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20 (UPI) -- Monday's series opener between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Kansas City Royals was postponed due to rain.

Ponson tested postive at Classic

KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26 (UPI) -- Kansas City pitcher Sidney Ponson has been suspended two years from international baseball after a positive drug test at this year's World Baseball Classic.

MLB: Cleveland 6, Kansas City 5

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 21 (UPI) -- Mark DeRosa doubled home the go-ahead run in the eighth and then scored the eventual game-winner Wednesday, giving Cleveland a 6-5 victory over Kansas City.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Seattle 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 6 (UPI) -- Mark Teahen and Mike Jacobs both drove in threw runs Wednesday, Kansas City produced 17 hits and the Royals blasted Seattle 9-1.

MLB: Detroit 3, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 26 (UPI) -- Brandon Inge hit a two-run homer for the Detroit Tigers Sunday in a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

MLB: Cleveland 8, Kansas City 7

CLEVELAND, April 21 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Indians got a three-run homer from Grady Sizemore and a two-run blast from Victor Martinez Tuesday to subdue the Kansas City Royals 8-7.

WBC: Venezuela 3, Netherlands 1

MIAMI, March 14 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera snapped a fourth-inning tie Saturday with a solo homer and Venezuela beat Netherlands 3-1 in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Yankees decided against player arbitration

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Pitcher Andy Pettitte and right fielder Bobby Abreu were not offered salary arbitration by the New York Yankees prior to Monday's midnight deadline.

MLB: Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, ppd., rain

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The scheduled game between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees was postponed Friday due to rain.

MLB: Toronto 14, N.Y. Yankees 3

TORONTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Marco Scutaro's four RBI and nine-strikeout pitching by Roy Halladay Thursday led the Toronto Blue Jays to a 14-3 blitz of the New York Yankees.

MLB: Minnesota 4, N.Y. Yankees 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Glen Perkins pitched eight shutout innings and Adam Everett hit a two-run homer Monday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-0 win over the N.Y. Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Texas 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi homered and Derek Jeter drove in a pair of runs for the New York Yankees Wednesday en route to a 5-3 victory over the Texas Rangers.
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Sidney Ponson
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols (R) gives pitcher Sidney Ponson a high five after Ponson comes out of the ballgame in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 15, 2006. Ponson gave up five hits and two runs as the Cards went on to win, 9-3. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Sidney Alton Ponson (born November 2, 1976 in Noord, Aruba) is a starting pitcher with the Kansas City Royals. Ponson stands at 6'1" tall and weighs 260 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed. When he made his Major League debut for the Orioles in 1998, he became the third player from Aruba to play in the major leagues. After the 2003 season, he was decorated with a Order of Orange-Nassau, in the grade Knight, along with fellow baseball players Eugene Kingsale and Calvin Maduro. He was picked up by the Orioles as an amateur in 1993.

Ponson has played most of his career with the Baltimore Orioles. In 2003, he went 14-6 with a 3.77 ERA for the Orioles. Because Baltimore was not in contention for a playoff spot and Ponson was in the last year of his contract, the Orioles traded Ponson to the San Francisco Giants at the trading deadline for three players: Kurt Ainsworth, Damian Moss, and prospect Ryan Hannaman. At the end of the 2003 season, Ponson re-signed a 3 year, $22.5 million contract with the Orioles.

In 2004, Ponson was the opening day starter for Baltimore. However, he started off disastrously; his record was 3-12 by the All-Star Break. He rebounded for a strong second half, going 8-3 to finish with an 11-15 record and a 5.30 ERA.

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