April 27, 2014 5:26 PM

With no backup middle infielder, Alcides Escobar plays one day after getting spiked

His left knee was swollen and sore, but Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar still started at shortstop on Sunday. He absorbed the cleats of Orioles infielder Jonathan Schoop on a close play at second base on Saturday night, but Escobar was able to play through the discomfort.

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