Trevor Bauer showed his disappointment after handing over the leadership of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday to the Kansas City Royals by throwing a baseball from the hill over the fence at Kauffman Stadium.
Bauer threw the ball as coach Terry Francona came to the field to take him out of the game. The manager of the Indians was angry at Bauer's actions and pointed to the shelter when he hit the right-hander on the hill. Bauer seemed to admit that he was wrong and put his hand on his chest when Francona hit him.
Bauer's actions surprised his teammates. especially the second baseman Mike Freeman flinched when Bauer threw the ball. Rookie midfielder Oscar Mercado had turned around and looked at the wall as he landed the ball. He whirled around trying to figure out what had happened.
Francona followed Bauer into the shelter and both disappeared into the tunnel. Both reappeared later in the inning but parted with each other, seeming to be angry. Bauer allowed Cheslor Cuthbert to flat-right a single that beat the score at 5, and Nicky Lopez, who put her into the center, a single with two runs of 7-5 and finished his day after 4 1/3 innings. After the goal by Lopez Bauer threw the ball on the backstop. Then he made the throw over the midfield.
Bauer reached career highs in runs (8) and scored runs (7) on Sunday according to ESPN Stats & Information.
The Royals won the game on Sunday with 9-6.
Associated Press contributed to this report.