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Ryan Boyer looks at Adrian Beltre's cycle, the debuts of two top pitching prospects and more in Tuesday's Daily Dose.

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Move over Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, or Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. There’s a new best rivalry in baseball. Not surprisingly, the Kansas City Royals are involved. The Royals had their issues with other clubs earlier in the season, but had been relatively quiet for a few months. All it took was Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson to re-ignite the team’s competitive spirit.  [ Friday Daily Fantasy contest: Turn $5 into $5K ] Donaldson was hit by a pitch in the first inning, and while that didn’t immediately lead to trouble, it set the tone for the game. Donaldson did seem to exchange words with starter Edinson Volquez as he walked down to first base.  The Royals continued to pitch inside to Donaldson during his next few at-bats, and he didn’t take kindly to that. Donaldson had to avoid inside pitches two other times during the game. One came after Troy Tulowitzki had been hit on the wrist with a pitch. Manager John Gibbons came out to defend Donaldson following the second incident, and was ejected in the seventh. Things didn’t boil over until the eighth inning, however. Aaron Sanchez hit Alcides Escobar in the leg with a pitch, and that led to the benches clearing. Blue Jays bench coach DeMarlo Hale was ejected following the incident.  Volquez seemed fairly animated as the benches cleared, and it was clear he was quite unhappy with Donaldson after the contest. Edinson Volquez on Josh Donaldson: “He’s a little baby. He was crying like a baby.” — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 2, 2015 Volquez wasn’t willing to stop there. He continued to go in on Donaldson. More Volquez on Donaldson: “He’s not Barry Bonds. He’s got three years in the league.” — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 2, 2015 Volquez wasn’t the only Royal to go after Donaldson, either. Reliever Ryan Madson had some things to say after the game. Ryan Madson said for Josh Donaldson “to get that upset, I don’t think he fully understands the game.” — Andy McCullough (@McCulloughStar) August 2, 2015 The criticism wasn’t all on the Royals side, though. Donaldson had some things to say about Volquez following the game , according to Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star.  From the Blue Jays’ clubhouse, Donaldson returned fire after Volquez called him a baby. He told reporters he did not want Volquez ejected from the game. He called Volquez “some pretty good hitting.” Jose Bautista also got involved. Bautista took exception to some comments by Royals manager Ned Yost. Following the game, Yost said he was happy with the way umpire Jim Wolf handled the situation. Manager Ned Yost commended the actions of umpire Jim Wolf. Wolf declined to penalize the Royals for throwing inside, but acted swiftly when Sanchez hit Escobar with a 97-mph fastball when there were two outs in the eighth. “I thought Jim Wolf did a tremendous job understanding the game, understanding what’s intentional,” Yost said. “Was it intentional on their part to hit Esky? Absolutely.” That led to Bautista firing back. Just heard #NedYost comments about the game. Lost a lot of respect for that man today. — Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) August 2, 2015 So, yeah, there’s a lot going on here. Based on the comments on both sides, it’s clear there’s some hatred brewing between both clubs.

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Lucchino, 69, was part of the ownership group that purchased the Red Sox in 2002. Boston won the World Series two years later, and added two more titles in 2007 and 2013. ”I have now been President/CEO of the Red Sox for 14 years,” Lucchino said.

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Larry Lucchino is stepping down as president and CEO of the Boston Red Sox at the end of this season. Team spokesman Kevin Gregg said Saturday night in an email that Lucchino hopes to remain with the club in some capacity. Gregg also said Sam Kennedy, the executive vice president and COO of the Red Sox, is Lucchino’s choice to take over as president.

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BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox recalled infielder Travis Shaw from Triple-A Pawtucket for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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(Adds later games) July 31 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Friday: – - – - Rangers 6, Giants 3 Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and shortstop Elvis Andrus each hit two-run homers as the Rangers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3. Both of the home runs came off San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner, who matched a season high by allowing six earned runs. Beltre put the Rangers up 2-0 with his homer to left in the first and Andrus capped a four-run second with his shot to left, giving the Rangers a 6-2 edge.

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(Adds later games) July 30 (The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Thursday: – - – - Padres 8, Mets 7 Justin Upton hit a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to complete the San Diego Padres' stunning comeback in an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets in a game that featured two rain delays totalling more than 3-1/2 hours. The Padres trailed 7-1 in the seventh when first baseman Derek Norris hit a grand slam. The Mets still led 7-5 entering the ninth before heavy rain arrived and umpires waved the teams off the field. …

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Take a look around the league with Big League Stew’s daily wrap up. We’ll hit on all of the biggest moments from the day that you may have missed, while providing highlights, photos and interesting stats. The Carlos Gomez trade wasn’t the biggest thing to happen to the Houston Astros on Thursday. The club also celebrated a 3-0 win over the division-rival Los Angeles Angels. [ Friday Daily Fantasy contest: Turn $5 into $5K ] The win was significant for a number of reasons. Not only did the Astros complete the sweep of Los Angeles, but they did so on a walk-off home run. With the game tied in the bottom of the ninth, Jose Alvarez was brought on to take things into extras. It didn’t work out for him. Alvarez sandwiched a walk between two outs before he was lifted from the game for Fernando Salas. Salas promptly gave up a single, putting men on first and second for Jason Castro. On the fourth pitch of the at-bat, Castro belted a three-run walk-off home run out to right center field.  After the game, Castro said the dinger was probably the biggest hit of his career.  Jason Castro calls #Astros walkoff HR biggest hit of his life — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2015 With the win, Houston improved to 58-45 on the year. The team holds a two-game lead over the Angels in the American League West. SOX STOP SOX’S STREAK The Chicago White Sox win streak has come to an end. The club couldn’t make it eight in a row, losing 8-2 against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Surprisingly, it was ace Chris Sale who struggled during the contest. Sale allowed seven runs on 12 hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Following the game, Sale put the loss on his shoulders. Sale: “We have 24 guys in here that didn’t deserve tonight. I should have been better.” — Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) July 31, 2015 Sale was hit in the ankle with a line drive early in the game, but he didn’t blame that incident for his struggles. He admitted that it hurt to get hit, but said he didn’t think it was enough to alter his mechanics during the start. [ Follow our trade deadline tracker for the latest MLB news and rumors. ] With the loss, the White Sox fall to 49-51 on the year. Though the winning streak is over, the club is still expected to buy at the trade deadline. HAMILTON WALKS IT OFF The New York Yankees had a tough time stopping Josh Hamilton on Thursday. Hamilton picked up the walk-off hit during the Texas Rangers’ 7-6 win over New York. The Yankees did all they could to neutralize Hamilton, making sure he faced lefties during the contest. That didn’t really matter. Hamilton managed to strike in the first inning, smacking a three-run homer against CC Sabathia.  He was held in check until the ninth, when Andrew Miller attempted to take on the slugger. With the game tied, and the bases loaded, all Hamilton needed to do was smack a single to pick up the victory. He was able to come through. On the third pitch of the at-bat, Hamilton sent a single to right field, ending the game. Hamilton was so excited after his big hit that he decided to celebrate with the Rangers’ mascot. @Lana @TBrownYahoo they shared a moment. pic.twitter.com/S53ffOkLWi — Ray Cartwright (@RayCartwright) July 31, 2015 With the win, the Rangers improved to 49-52 on the season. PAPELBON GETS THE SAVE The Washington Nationals new closer might be OK. Jonathan Papelbon was tested his first time out, but still managed to preserve a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday. He was tested, of course. The one run lead didn’t leave Papelbon with a huge margin for error. In the end, it didn’t matter. Papelbon tossed a perfect inning of work against the division rival Marlins. He got Ichiro Suzuki on a weak groundout, Christian Yelich on a lineout to second and struck out Michael Morse to end the game.  Though Drew Storen is no longer the closer, Papelbon came away impressed with Storen’s scoreless eighth inning performance.  It appears the two are going to be good friends.  Jonathan Papelbon: “I was in the shower with Storen, I said ‘can you show me that slider grip tomorrow?’ He was really, really good.” — Chris Johnson (@masnCJ) July 30, 2015 With the win, Washington improved to 54-46 on the season. Want to see more from Thursday’s slate of games? Check out our  scoreboard . More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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