June 10, 2011A'S PAGE A'SVIDEO
Oakland A's minor league right-handed pitcher David Mota and shortsop Wilfrido Sosa have each been suspended for 25 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Major League Baseball announced Friday.
Mota and Sosa are both members of the A's Single-A affiliate, the Vermont Lake Monsters.
Both players will start serving their suspensions at the start of the New York-Penn League season.
For the first time since 1988, the Dodgers are World Series bound. Behind three Kike Hernandez home runs and six innings from Clayton Kershaw, the October Classic is headed to Los Angeles.
The Dodgers finished off the Cubs in Game 5 at Wrigley Field in dominant fashion with an 11-1 victory.
Hernandez knocked in seven of those runs. The left fielder first hit a solo shot in the second inning, then a grand slam in the third inning and topped it off with a two-run shot in the ninth inning.
The Dodgers totaled 16 hits in all in the beat down.
Kershaw earned the win after allowing just one run and striking out five. The Dodgers will now face either the Astros or Yankees in the World Series.
ALAMEDA – Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected from Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs for making contact with an official.
He was on the sideline to start a 3rd-down-and-16 play in the second quarter, when a draw was called. Quarterback Derek Carr was stopped quickly, yet Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters delivered a late hit many Raiders didn’t appreciate.
A scuffle ensued, and Lynch ran on to the field to enter the fray. You can’t do that.
It seemed like he was getting between Raiders teammates and Peters, Lynch’s good friend and fellow Oakland native. He made contact with an official during the incident, and seemed to push him before realizing the man was wearing stripes.
He was ejected by rule and forced to leave the field immediately. Lynch will be fined $30,387 for making contact with an official and will possibly face a suspension.
The Raiders were granted a first down, but ultimately missed a field goal attempt.
Lynch wasn’t active on that drive or the series before, spending that time with his helmet off. The Chiefs were ahead 17-14 when Lynch was ejected. He had two carries for nine yards at the time.