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Great Eight: Escobar Leads Streaking Royals into First Place

The Kansas City Royals are in first place in the AL Central. By themselves. In August. Seriously – I checked ESPN. It’s right here, in case you don’t believe me. In a season full of ups and downs, the Royals’ eighth straight win on Monday night provided the highest ‘up’ yet. Coupled with the Tigers’ disastrous performance in Pittsburgh, the Royals leapfrogged Detroit...
Via Royals Blue
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar, Ventura lead Royals past Twins, 6-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar hit a two-run triple and Yordano Ventura pitched seven effective innings as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Thursday. Escobar's triple highlighted a four-run seventh. The inning also included Jarrod Dyson's run-scoring single. Dyson stole second and third and scored on catcher Eric Fryer's throwing error. Ventura...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Investment On Escobar Paying Dividends

The first ever column I wrote for Pine Tar Press, I addressed the Royals shortstop position. Would you rather take the best years of Yuniesky Betancourt, Angel Berroa or Alcides Escobar. You could say I’m rather idiotic for even bringing up that question again, and you would be correct. Because after seeing just how well Escobar has played this first half of 2014, you would have...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar powers Royals in 6-1 victory over Twins

His left leg aching after absorbing yet another foul tip, Alcides Escobar limped into the Royals clubhouse, a boisterous room that had settled down more than an hour after a 6-1 victory over the Twins. Escobar played a critical role in the triumph: He ripped a two-run double to open the scoring, and repeated the feat to bookend his night. At the site of this month’s All-Star Game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Escobar keeps bidding to be an All-Star as he leads Royals past Twins

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar continues to make his case to reach the All-Star Game on the very field where this year's game will be played. Escobar powered the Royals' offense with a pair of two-run doubles that lifted the Royals to a 6-1 win over the Twins on Monday night. Escobar got the Royals on the board in the second when he smoked a ball of the right-field fence...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals Injury Update: Alcides Escobar exits after HBP

The Kansas City Royals lost to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday by the score of 2-1. The loss dropped the Royals to two and a half games behind the Detroit Tigers in the American League Central. Salvador Perez had two hits in the losing effort. There was a bit of concern as shortstop Alcides Escobar left the game after being hit by pitch. He was 0-for-1 with a strikeout and was...
Via MLB Injury News
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gold Glove winner? All-Star? It's all on the table for Royals' Escobar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Theories abound why Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar could be headed toward a career year. Is it the influence of second baseman Omar Infante? "I think that has a lot to do with it," manager Ned Yost says. "He's around Omar every day, picking his brain, learning all the things a veteran like Omar knows. "It can't help but to influence...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alcides Escobar goes the distance to make great catch

Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar ran a country mile to make an amazing sliding catch on a ball sliced into foul territory. Escobar started the track meet behind second base, sprinting towards the third-base foul line before making the sliding web gem to record the out. Your browser does not support iframes. The post Alcides Escobar Runs A Country Mile To Make Sliding...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals fan runs onto field, brilliantly avoids cop while stealing rosin bag (Video)

A Kansas City Royals fan ran onto the field at Kauffman Stadium during Thursday night's game and made a brilliant move to avoid a cop while stealing the rosin bag at the pitcher's mound before finally being tackled and handcuffed. It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning as Angels pitcher Michael Kohn was preparing to deliver an 0-2 pitch to Royals batter Alcides...
Via Holdout Sports
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Escobar continues to be a benefactor for this struggling Royals team.

Alcides Escobar continues to show up that maybe, just maybe, Kevin Seitzer knows what he's doing. Over the past few weeks it seems like there's been a tug of war match between Escobar and future hall-of-famer Derel Jeter for top batting average among short stops. At the moment there is a stalemate between the two, both being at .311, however Alcides is in the top...
Via Crown Crazed
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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