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Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar wins ALCS MVP

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The Sports Xchange
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar pours champaign on first base coach Rusty Kuntz as they celebrate in the clubhouse after the Royals won the American Leave Championship Series after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in game 6 at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City on October 23, 2015. Hosmer drove home the game winning run. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar pours champaign on first base coach Rusty Kuntz as they celebrate in the clubhouse after the Royals won the American Leave Championship Series after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 in game 6 at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City on October 23, 2015. Hosmer drove home the game winning run. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Kansas City Royals shortstop and leadoff hitter Alcides Escobar was named the MVP of the American League Championship Series on Friday.

On top of his usual defensive contributions, Escobar set a postseason record by getting a leadoff hit in the first four games of a series. He went 11-for-23 in the ALCS, which the Royals clinched after a Game 6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The Royals, who advance to their second consecutive World Series, will be gunning to win this time when it opens Tuesday against the New York Mets.

Escobar followed teammate Lorenzo Cain, who won the ALCS MVP last season.

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