For Pete's Sake

Watch Orlando’s grand slam and Escobar’s bases-loaded double in Royals sweep

Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar connected on a three-run double in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s second game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar connected on a three-run double in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s second game against the Tampa Bay Rays. JSLEEZER@KCSTAR.COM

You can’t beat fun at the old ballpark. That’s especially true when your team sweeps a doubleheader as the Royals did Tuesday.

There was a huge hit in each game. Paulo Orlando’s walk-off grand slam won the opener, and Alcides Escobar broke a tie with a bases-loaded double in the second game.

This was a cool fan shot by Jeff Kuhn of Escobar’s bases-loaded double in the nightcap:

“Still gives me goosebumps thinking about it,” Kuhn wrote Wednesday in a Twitter message.

Of course, that hit was the second biggest of the day. This is Orlando’s walkoff grand slam (video from MLB.com):

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