Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) walks away from the plate after striking out in the ninth inning as Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (50) tosses the ball back and home plate umpire Chad Fairchild makes the call during Friday's baseball game on July 11, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) walks away from the plate after striking out in the ninth inning as Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (50) tosses the ball back and home plate umpire Chad Fairchild makes the call during Friday's baseball game on July 11, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar (2) walks away from the plate after striking out in the ninth inning as Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (50) tosses the ball back and home plate umpire Chad Fairchild makes the call during Friday's baseball game on July 11, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. JOHN SLEEZER The Kansas City Star

Royals suffer near miss in 2-1 loss to Tigers

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