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Royals’ Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar Combine For Jaw-Dropping Play (Video)

The Kansas City Royals are feeling it right now, in all aspects of the game. The Royals are red-hot and making a claim to be the best team in baseball. The reigning American League champions have won four in a row, seven of 10 and are now 61-38, a whole nine games ahead of Minnesota in the American League Central. They’re also making some highlight-reel plays, including an unbelievable...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Official Video: Alcides Escobar & Omar Infante's sick flip play

Kansas City Royals second baseman Omar Infante fields Cleveland Indian Roberto Perez's grounder and backhand flips to SS Alcides Escobar.....who barehands and throws to first for the out.Bam!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kansas City Royals Make the Prettiest Darn Out of the Season

It is seldom that you can call a play to make a single out pretty, but the one the Kansas City Royals infield made in the ninth inning of a 2-1 game is one of the prettiest darn outs you are ever going to see. The catch and flip from Omar Infante to shortstop Alcides Escobar was awesome by itself, but then Escobar riffled the ball over to first for the out.I believe the saying...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Royals infielders combine for incredible play

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Omar Infante, Alcides Escobar turn dazzling play for Royals

Everything is coming up Royals these days. Kansas City holds the biggest first-place division lead in MLB, and just added Johnny Cueto and Ben Zobrist before the trade deadline. Zobrist joining the Royals led to the natural conclusion that he might replace Omar Infante at second base, but manager Ned Yost insisted shortly after the trade was made that Kansas City’s newest addition...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: This play by Royals’ Infante, Escobar will not let you sleep tonight

The Kansas City Royals’ middle infield is already known for having the best hands in the business defensively. The play below showcases the capabilities of second baseman Omar Infante and shortstop Alcides Escobar, who turned a clean hit into one of the best plays of the year. The Royals went on to win the game 2-1 to continue their unstoppable performance this year. They maintain...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar Provides Walk Off Heroics in Low-Scoring Royals’ Victory

Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer, left, mobs teammate Alcides Escobar with Mike Moustakas (8) and Cheslor Cuthbert (19) following his game-winning hit during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Royals defeated the Astros 2-1 in ten innings. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) Less than 24 hours...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar's single in the 10th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although Alcides Escobar didn't make solid contact, he immediately knew he had a game-winning hit. Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar's single in the 10th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Although Alcides Escobar didn't make solid contact, he immediately knew he had a game-winning hit. Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar's RBI single in 10th lifts Royals past Astros

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Orlando singled off Will Harris (4-3) with one out and stole second before Escobar's game-winning looper to shallow right gave the Royals the win and snapped the Astros' five-game winning streak...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Star votes, yes. Top-selling jerseys? For Royals, not so much

Good thing jersey sales don't determine All-Star starting berths. If they did, the Kansas City Royals contingent in Cincinnati last week would have been a whole lot smaller. The Royals dominated the voting for the American League All-Star team, with catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon earning starting spots. Relievers Wade...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Carlos Sanchez Believes he can Improve Offensively

CHICAGO, IL – JULY 17: Carlos Sanchez #5 of the Chicago White Sox forces out Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals during the first inning on July 17, 2015 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) The Chicago White Sox’ offensive difficulties have been a major reason why the team hasn’t lived up to the expectations that were set...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox’ Tyler Saladino Making Good Impressions

Chicago White Sox third baseman Tyler Saladino cannot make the play on a single by Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Tyler Saladino was no different than any other player when he made his major-league debut on July 10 at Wrigley Field. The third baseman was excited for the moment...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

KC Dominates the All-Star Game

The Final player has been announced for the American League All-Star Game, and the Voting Machine that is the Kansas City Royals Fan base has done it again.  Mike Moustakas has been voted into the 2015 Mid Summer Classic.  Moose beats out Brian Dozier, Yoenis Cespedes, and Xander Bogaerts  to take the final spot.  Brett Gardner who was also in the running was placed on the...
Via Royals Blue
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon injury overshadows Royals' 9-7 win over Tampa Bay

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain and Jarrod Dyson hit two-run homers, Alcides Escobar had four hits and the Kansas City Royals pounded Rays All-Star Chris Archer before holding off Tampa Bay 9-7 on Wednesday night. The Royals lost All-Star outfielder Alex Gordon to a strained groin in the fourth inning. He was hurt on Logan Forsythe's inside-the-park homer. Dyson countered with an...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals Mid-Term Grades

  Yesterday marked the halfway point in the Kansas City Royals 2015 season.  A season that by all accounts has been fantastic to watch, and has the Royals in first place in the Central and the entire American League.  Thus we as bloggers must analyze the first half of things.  However with that said, I must provide a few caveats before letting you read any further. ...
Via Royals Blue
24 days ago  |  Discuss

How to Bunt for a Double

Over the past several years — going back to 2010 — there have been seven bunt doubles in Major League Baseball. Had I written this story a day ago, I would’ve said there have been six. On Tuesday in Kansas City, Alcides Escobar put down a bunt for a double in the eighth inning of a game […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso homers but Rays drop second game of doubleheader to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals complete DH sweep with 7-1 thumping of Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the at...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals complete DH sweep with 7-1 thumping of Rays

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the at...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Jaso homers but Rays drop second game of doubleheader to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar hit a bases-loaded double, Alex Gordon matched a career high with four RBIs and the Kansas City Royals cruised to a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday and a sweep of their day-night doubleheader. Escobar fell behind 0-2 against Brandon Gomes (1-4) in the sixth inning before battling back to a full count. On the 11th pitch of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Does any Kansas City Royals player deserve to start the All-Star Game?

Over the past six weeks, the popular story for the All-Star Game voting was the amount of players from the Kansas City Royals leading the nine starting spots. At one point, they had eight of those spots filled by Royals, but it fell down to four starters by the end of the voting process. Now that the voting is final and the statistics are up to date, there is a fair question to be...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The All-Star Voting Process is Either Broken or Not Broken

The starters for the 2015 All-Star Game were announced on Sunday evening, and in a bit of a surprise, the Kansas City Royals have only four starters on the American League team: catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, and outfielders Alex Gordon and Lorenzo Cain. This led many people to declare that the process worked correctly, including the best baseball writer in the...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All-Star starters announced for AL,NL

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY SportsThe American League team features four Royals, while the National League club is diverse.  The starters for the 86th MLB All-Star Game were announced on Sunday night. The four Kansas City players who will start in this year’s Midsummer Classic are catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar, and outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 All-Star starters announced, featuring four Royals

Well, the all-Royals lineup never happened, but the 2015 All-Star lineup still features a ridiculous about of Royal blue. Four members of the reigning AL champions were announced as All-Star starters on Sunday – Salvador Perez, Alcides Escobar, Lorenzo Cain, and Alex Gordon. But the leading vote getter in all of baseball wasn’t a Royal, and it wasn’t Mike Trout – it was Toronto...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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