Alcides Escobar SS KC 3 Months

Escobar remained hot with the bat on Friday against the White Sox, as he went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the Royals' win.

As of September 15, Escobar has raised his batting average 10 points by going 16-for-36 with five runs, a homer and five RBI. He set the table nicely once again for the Royals Friday night and remains a solid asset over the last few days of the season.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 Months

Escobar picked up four singles and one RBI in five at-bats during Friday's 6-1 loss to the Indians.

Escobar is now 7-for-18 during his modest four-game hitting streak, scoring four runs and swiping a couple of bags in the process.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 Months

Escobar went 2-for-3 with three RBI against the Twins on Friday.

There wasn't much offense on the night other than the Royals getting run-driving RBI help from Escobar and Willingham (three RBI each in the game on Friday). Escobar raised his season batting average to .277 on the season with the big night.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 4 Months

Escobar went 2-for-3 with two hits and two RBI Monday in a 3-2 win over the A's.

Escobar was the hero Monday with a go-ahead single in the seventh inning of a victory that would put the Royals atop the AL Central. The 27-year-old is slashing .280/.316/.373 with two home runs and 24 stolen bases in 410 at-bats.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar delivered a pair of two-run doubles in the Royals' 6-2 win over the Twins on Monday.

Escobar matched his career high for RBI established just last month in a game against Seattle. He actually went 158 games last year without ever knocking in three runs, but he has three such games this season. He's also batting .295, a huge improvement over last year's .234 mark.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar returned to action on Monday June 23.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar is listed as day-to-day after suffering a left shin contusion in Sunday's game against the Mariners.

Escobar was lifted after being hit by a pitch and sent for precautionary X-rays, which ruled out any serious injury. Expect him to return to the Royals lineup in a day or two.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in a win over the Tigers on Tuesday.

The Royals scored all 11 of their runs in three innings, and Escobar had a run in each of the frames. The shortstop has now hit in all but one of his 15 games in June, and Tuesday was his fourth multi-hit game in his last six. He's raised his line to .295/.335/.406, and with 18 steals he's definitely a mixed league player at this point.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar (calf) is in the Royals starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the White Sox.

Escobar was removed from Friday's contest due to tightness in his calf, but it appears to be a very minor issue. He'll hit ninth against opposing hurler Hector Noesi on Saturday.

Alcides Escobar SS KC 6 Months

Alcides Escobar was forced to leave Friday's game against the White Sox due to tightness in his calf.

Escobar believes that the issue is minor and that he'll be able to return to the lineup on Saturday, but he'll test the calf out during batting practice to see how he feels. It looks as though he will avoid a trip to the disabled list and be able to return at some point this weekend.