ALCIDES ESCOBAR NEWS

Twins' again leave too many on base in loss to Royals

Another game, another night in which Minnesota's offense struggled. For the second night in a row, the Twins went just 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position against Kansas City. And once again, it resulted in a loss, this time a 6-3 defeat at the hands of the Royals. Though Minnesota's bullpen faltered in a four-run seventh inning, the Twins' lack of timely hitting...
Via Fox Sports North
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins bullpen falters in 6-3 loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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...
Via Fox Sports North
13 hours 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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins trump Royals, 2-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kyle Gibson bounced back from a rocky start to shut down Kansas City, and the Minnesota Twins held on through a shaky ninth to beat James Shields and the Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Gibson (9-8) allowed only a single by Alcides Escobar in the third inning and another by Nori Aoki in the sixth over seven dazzling innings. He was at his best toward the end...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Flush Tribe With Seven Unanswered; Royals 7, Indians 5

What looked to be a promising start ended in a disappointing finish in Kansas City on Saturday night, as Cleveland squandered a five-run second inning by allowing seven unanswered runs in the middle frames as the Royals came away with a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Indians. The Royals erupted off of Indians starter Zach McAllister, chipping away at the Cleveland lead over...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Attention Royals: The All-Star Break is Over!!!!

Unfortunately for all the fans of the Kansas City Royals, someone played a terrible joke on them and forgot to tell the Royals that the All-Star Break ended on Friday!  Because of this extended vacation, they have officially fallen out of contention and into 3rd in the Central, and 3.5 out of the Wild-Card, all while dropping under .500 for the season at 48-49. But wait.  We were...
Via Royals Blue
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lifeless Royals Lose Again, 2-1 To Red Sox

Here are some tasteful stats that Ryan Landreth has dug up that may give you no hope at all for the Kansas City Royals. “The Royals have outhit their opponent 11 times in their 47 losses, with another 7 times matching their opponent’s hit total. In another 13 games, they’ve had no fewer than two less hits than their opponent did. The Royals have lost 47 times. In just 16 of...
Via Royals Blue
11 days ago  |  Discuss

One mental misfire and a dozen unused base runners burn Royals in Tampa

This one stings. The Royals put 15 runners on base and scored just three, and shortstop Alcides Escobar made a huge mental error in a frustrating 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday. Escobar tried to turn a double play by himself in the eighth inning instead of tossing the ball to second baseman Omar Infante for an easy force -- both runners were safe and that opened the door for two...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
23 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
29 days ago  |  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

Twins can't solve Duffy, drop opener to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBI on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and...
Via Fox Sports North
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals beat Twins 6-1 in series opener

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alcides Escobar tied a career high with four RBIs on two doubles and Salvador Perez homered to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Danny Duffy (5-7) gave up one run and four hits while striking out three in 5 2/3 innings and Mike Moustakas had two hits for the Royals. Kansas City (43-39) has won three of four and is...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals First Half Breakdown

    The Kansas City Royals have reached the halfway point at 42-39. The season thus far has been a let down, for me at least. The Royals headed into May at 14-12, but things would head south. Kansas City would saunter through the month winning a mere twelve games. They would need to have a miraculous turn around if they were going to fulfill the expectations of the fans. Just like...
Via Royals Blue
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Zack: Royals Beat Dodgers 5-3

Welcome back, Zack! The Royals roughed up their former teammate for five earned runs in just 5.2 innings. The fans of Kansas City certainly did not give Zack Greinke a warm welcome. The same can be said for the guys we traded for him. Lorenzo Cain had two hits as well as Alcides Escobar. The hit parade got started with a Salvador Perez solo bomb to left field. Two batters later,...
Via Royals Blue
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't boo Zack Greinke, Royals fans -- thank him for the pieces he brought to KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Boo Zack Greinke? After all he's done for you? There's Lorenzo Cain, tracking down another screaming liner in right field and making it look easy. There's Cain with another two-hit night, raising his average to .314. There's Alcides Escobar at short, keeping one of the best defensive infields in baseball water-tight. There's Escobar with another...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Cy Young winner bites the dust courtesy of the Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Guess all it takes is a Cy Young winner to show up and get the Royals' offense going again. For the third time in a week, the Royals knocked out a Cy Young winner, this time Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke, in a 5-3 win Monday night that snapped a four-game skid. Last week the Royals roughed up Detroit's Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. The Royals...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 23, 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

Duffy takes the hill as Royals seek their sixth straight win

Given their recent success in Chicago, another road game against the White Sox would only seem to help the Kansas City Royals' chances of securing their longest win streak of the season. The Royals, though, might not have one of their hottest hitters available. Alcides Escobar's status is unclear Saturday as Kansas City tries for a sixth consecutive victory. Kansas City ...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 14, 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

Break Out the Brooms, Royals Beat Tribe, 4-1 to Sweep Series

        The offense was quiet on both sides until Kansas City scored in the bottom of the third on a Mike Moustakas double. With one out, a sacrifice fly (pop-up) scored Alcides Escobar from third. Things weren’t really happening, so Esky was making them happen. Next comes Eric Hosmer, who drew his first walk since May 25th. Through four, the Royals had a 3-0 lead. This game...
Via Royals Blue
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals use four sacrifice flies to beat Indians, 4-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yordano Ventura dominated the Indians for seven stingy innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored all of their runs on sacrifice flies in a 4-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday. The four sacrifice flies tied a franchise record, and the Royals became only the second team to score four runs all on sacrifice flies since it became an official stat in 1954. The...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pesky Royals rally again, nearly steal one, but ultimately fall to Cards in 11

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This would have been a great one to steal. The Cardinals, in control all night behind ace Adam Wainwright, suddenly were in danger of blowing it to the suddenly pesky Royals, who put up two runs in the ninth to tie it 2-2. But with the winning run on second and one out, Mike Moustakas was called out on strikes. Then, unfortunately, shortstop Alcides Escobar smoked...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals disastrous home-stand ends in a thud in loss to Royals

The Cardinals were searching for a much needed jolt in their last game of this nine game home-stand after being shutout their previous two games. A golden opportunity came in the Bottom of the 1st with just one out. Yadier Molina was at the plate, which tonight marked his 10th anniversary of his Major League debut. Molina grounded into an inning ending double play, beautifully turned...
Via Cardinals Farm
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals outlast the Angels for huge win in 13 innings

OK, so there probably are no "must-wins" in May. But the Royals, reeling a bit from three losses in four games, really needed a feel-good victory Saturday night in Anaheim, California. And they got it, thanks to seven flawless innings of relief from their outstanding bullpen, and with a little help from the Angels defense. The Royals won 7-4 in 13 innings, pushing across...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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