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Kansas City Royals down the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2

Jason Vargas hurled eight-plus strong innings as the Kansas City Royals downed the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game set.

MLB: Kansas City 2, Texas 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning Friday that snapped a tie and gave Kansas City a 2-1 win over Texas.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Cleveland 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Salvador Perez doubled home two runs in the first and then scored on a wild pitch Wednesday, igniting Kansas City to a 7-2 win over Cleveland.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Cleveland 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- James Shields struck out 10 Indians over six effective innings Monday and the Kansas City Royals bounced playoff-contending Cleveland 7-1.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Cleveland 3

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Moustakas keyed a big sixth inning with a two-run double Tuesday and the Kansas City Royals went on to record a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Detroit 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Kansas City's Salvador Perez blasted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning Saturday and the Royals hung on for a 4-3 win over Detroit.

MLB: Toronto 4, Kansas City 2

TORONTO, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Kansas City reliever Aaron Crow issued back-to-back, bases-loaded walks in the eighth Saturday, handing the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-2 over the Royals.

MLB: Kansas City 3, Minnesota 1

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Bruce Chen and the Kansas City bullpen combined on a five-hitter Thursday in giving the Royals a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 6, Miami 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Wade Davis hurled six solid innings Monday and Kansas City grabbed second place in the American League Central with a 6-2 interleague win over Miami.

MLB: Kansas City 9, Boston 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Eric Hosmer's two-run single put Kansas City in front during a six-run sixth Friday and the Royals went on to outlast Boston 9-6.

MLB: Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Alex Gordon drove in two runs Wednesday and Kansas City's bull pen threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in bringing the Royals a 5-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 13, Minnesota 0

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Jeremy Guthrie fired a four-hit shutout and Eric Hosmer backed him with five RBI Monday in the Kansas City Royals' 13-0 rout of Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Billy Butler, one of six Kansas City players to drive in a run Thursday, had two RBI and the Royals extended their winning streak with a 7-2 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Kansas City 4, Baltimore 3

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 24 (UPI) -- Alcides Escobar doubled home David Lough from first with one away in the ninth inning Wednesday to give Kansas City a 4-3 victory over Baltimore.

MLB: Baltimore 9, Kansas City 2

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 23 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis combined to go 5-for-9 with six RBI Monday and the Baltimore Orioles banged out 18 hits in their 9-2 rout of Kansas City.
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Alcides Escobar (born December 16, 1986, in La Sabana, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Kansas City Royals. He was considered the best-fielding infielder in the Brewers' organization and was previously one of the top prospects in the organization. In 2009, he was considered by some to be the top shortstop prospect in baseball, and one of the top prospects overall.

Escobar was signed as an international free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2003.

In 2007, he split time between Single-A and Double-A, playing 63 games in Single-A Brevard County and 62 games in Double-A Huntsville. He hit a combined .306 with one home run and 53 RBIs.

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