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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
1 hour 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
1 hour 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
1 hour 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
1 hour 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Picking the rest of the AL All-Stars

The fan voting is complete and the starting lineups for the American and National Leagues are set with four Kansas City Royals leading the way for the AL. Catcher Salvador Perez, shortstop Alcides Escobar and outfielders Lorezno Cain and Alex Gordon get the nod from the Royals. They will be joined by first baseman Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, though he is injured and...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB All- Star Starters Include New Faces

It has been a long time – 15 years, to be exact – since a Kansas City Royals player was voted by fans as part of the American League All-Star starting lineup. In 2000, outfielder  Jermaine Dye received the honor. On Sunday, it was announced that four Royals – outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar – were named by fans...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals land 4 starters in All-Star Game in Cincinnati

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The AL champion Kansas City Royals had so many starters voted into the All-Star Game on Sunday that they ran out of seats for all of them. Not that it was a problem. Salvador Perez, their affable catcher, simply hopped off the platform and grabbed his own chair from the crowd. With a good-natured smile, he carried it back onto the stage and settled in alongside...
Via AP on Fox
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Finger injury sidelines Royals' Escobar in Houston

HOUSTON -- Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury. Escobar left the game on Sunday after suffering the injury, but was originally in Monday's lineup. He was scratched about an hour before game time. He was replaced at shortstop by Christian Colon. First baseman Eric Hosmer was also out of the lineup...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Finger injury sidelines Royals' Escobar in Houston

HOUSTON -- Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury. Escobar left the game on Sunday after suffering the injury, but was originally in Monday's lineup. He was scratched about an hour before game time. He was replaced at shortstop by Christian Colon. First baseman Eric Hosmer was also out of the lineup...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City's Escobar scratched against Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar has been scratched from the Royals game against the Houston Astros with a finger injury. Escobar left the game on Sunday after suffering the injury, but was originally in Monday's lineup. He was scratched about an hour before game time. He was replaced at shortstop by Christian Colon. First baseman Eric Hosmer was also out of the...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A handful of Royals now lead All-Star balloting with four days left

Seems fans of teams other than Kansas City finally woke up because the Royals' domination of the All-Star Game balloting is slipping. If the voting ended today (which it doesn't), only five Kansas City position players would be in Cincinnati on July 14. That's down from a high of eight two weeks ago and seven last week. Of course, it would still be more starters than any other team...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Truce? Royals, A's meet for first time since acrimonious April

It's time to see whether the bad blood between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics from more than two months ago has carried over. These clubs open a three-game set Friday night in Oakland, meeting for the first time since a melee-filled weekend back in April. Kansas City (41-28) took two of three at home from Oakland from April 17-19 in the teams' first matchup since last...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Athletics Preview

It's time to see whether the bad blood between the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics from more than two months ago has carried over. These clubs open a three-game set Friday night in Oakland, meeting for the first time since a melee-filled weekend back in April. Kansas City (41-28) took two of three at home from Oakland from April 17-19 in the teams' first matchup since last...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar drilled in gonads by wicked hop (video)

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is probably counting his blessings — among other things — after he was drilled right in the crotch by a wicked hop during Wednesday’s 8-2 win over the Seattle Mariners. It appears the nut-shot occurred during the fifth inning when Seattle’s Nelson Cruz reached base on a play that...Read More The post Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcides Escobar takes nut shot from routine ground ball (VIDEO)

Alcides Escobar is usually pretty adept at handling ground balls but, when he isn't — man it hurts. The Kansas City Royals shortstop misplayed this grounder Wednesday and well ... you know. Let's just call it ball three. this can't feel good--like, at all pic.twitter.com/O4oqU9IR71 — Jose Rivera (@notjoserivera) June 25, 2015
Via The Other Paper
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blanton, Escobar lead Royals to 4-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Joe Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball, Alcides Escobar had three hits and the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night. Blanton (2-0) struck out seven and worked into the seventh inning before being lifted after allowing a leadoff double. Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland all pitched one inning of relief. Holland earned...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB All Star Voting Advice

  The All-Star game is right around the corner and as the votes come in, baseball fans are angered and upset with some of the results. If the All-Star Game was today, The AL team is as follows: C- Sal Perez 1B- Eric Hosmer 2B- Omar Infante SS- Alcides Escobar 3B- Mike Moustakas OF- Alex Gordon […]
Via Legion Report
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Never in Doubt: HDH Closes Out the Sweep; Yost Makes History

The Royals got things going early in this one, starting with a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar. He was eventually driven in on a sacrifice fly from Lorenzo Cain. They weren’t done in the 1st yet, however, because after a Hosmer double and Morales single with two outs, KC found themselves ahead 2-0. The Royals tacked on one more in the 2nd on a Moustakas two-out single, and...
Via Royals Blue
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Four-boner: Milwaukee Brewers swept by Kansas City Royals

Give the Milwaukee Brewers a little credit: they kept the score close in this one. Yet, like the three that came before, the Kansas City Royals looked comfortably in control most of the way as they swept the four-game interleague series Thursday night, 3-2. Neither starting pitcher was particularly great in the evening finale, but kept their respective teams in the game. Jimmy Nelson...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Brewer Escobar leads Royals to 3-2 win

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals' two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on Mike Moustakas' two-out...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar has 3 hits in Royals' 3-2 win over Brewers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alcides Escobar had three hits and scored twice and Jeremy Guthrie pitched six effective innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Thursday night. Escobar doubled to lead off the Royals' two-run first then scored on Lorenzo Cain's sacrifice fly. Escobar singled in the second, stole second base and scored on Mike Moustakas' two-out...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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