KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were fined and six suspended by Major League Baseball on Saturday for their roles in a brawl days earlier.

Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended five games, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera suspended two games apiece for taking part in the benches-clearing fight Thursday night.

White Sox pitchers Chris Sale and Jeff Samardzija were suspended five games.

All six players were also fined an undisclosed amount, along with White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers. It was not immediately clear whether any of the players will appeal their punishments.

“We understand that Major League Baseball has to do what they think is fair in situations like this,” Royals Manager Ned Yost said in a team statement. “Now, we just have to wait for the appeals process to play out.”

The Royals-White Sox game scheduled for Saturday was rained out early in the day, meaning all of the suspensions would begin Sunday unless a player chooses to appeal.

Herrera is already awaiting an appeal on a five-game suspension that was handed down after he threw a pitch behind Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie during a series last weekend. Ventura was fined for hitting Lawrie with a 99 mph fastball during the same series.

Tensions between the Royals and White Sox had been building since the opening series of the season, when the teams combined to hit six batters. Two more were plunked early Thursday night when Ventura hit Jose Abreu in the fourth inning and Sale hit Mike Moustakas in the fifth.

The simmering anger finally boiled over in the seventh, when Ventura snagged a grounder from Chicago outfielder Adam Eaton and the two exchanged words before Eaton was thrown out at first. Eaton had to be restrained from Ventura, who was ejected from his second straight start.

Players from both dugouts and bullpens ran onto the field. Volquez whiffed while trying to throw a haymaker, and several other players threw punches in a fight that lasted several minutes.

“It was a messy situation,” Ventura said through a translator.

Five players were ejected from the game, which the Royals won in 13 innings. Among them was Cain, who has been hit by pitches four times this season. Moustakas and teammate Alex Gordon have been hit an AL-leading five times apiece, and the Royals have been hit 17 times as a team.

“This game’s emotional and it seems to follow them around. It’s happened often enough,” said White Sox Manager Robin Ventura, who famously charged the mound and was pummeled by the Rangers’ Nolan Ryan in 1993. “Everybody gets emotional and reacts to things and that’s what happened.”

The Royals are starting to earn a fighting reputation after several incidents, including their two series with the White Sox and their tense three-game set with Oakland. Ventura also got into a heated argument with the Angels’ Mike Trout during a series in Los Angeles.

During the A’s series, the benches cleared in all three games after Lawrie slid recklessly into Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar covering second base in the opener. Ventura was ejected for hitting Lawrie in Game 2, and five of the Royals were thrown out of the series finale: Herrera, Escobar, Yost, pitching coach Dave Eiland and bench coach Don Wakamatsu.

While acknowledging that the Royals must do a better job of containing their emotions, Yost insisted his club has rarely been the instigator in any of the situations.

“Hopefully it’s all behind us,” Yost said Thursday night, “and we can move forward.”

The teams played eight innings Friday night without incident, but the rest of the game was postponed with the score 2-2. It was supposed to resume Saturday, but more rain in Chicago means that it will now resume Sunday with the Royals batting in the top of the ninth.

John Danks is scheduled to start for the White Sox in the second game Sunday while fellow left-hander Jason Vargas is expected to go for the Royals.

No makeup date was announced for Saturday’s game.