Escobar's feat overlooked in night of milestones

Escobar's feat overlooked in night of milestones

KANSAS CITY -- It might have been lost in the shuffle of a nine-run night for the Royals' offense, but shortstop Alcides Escobar accomplished quite a rare feat on Saturday against the White Sox.

Escobar went 4-for-5 with a quartet of infield singles. The last time a Major Leaguer had four infield hits in one game was Aug. 20, 2003, when Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar, playing for the White Sox, did it against the Angels.

"That's nice. I didn't even know that until I saw it after the game on TV. The last guy to get four infield hits in one game, that's Robbie Alomar in 2003. Now it's me," Escobar said with a smile. "That's unbelievable. Wow."

Escobar's accomplishment was kind of an odd one, but it wasn't even the most unique feat of the night. Adam Dunn's two-run home run in the eighth inning was the 400th of his career, making him and Paul Konerko the first set of teammates to hit career home run No. 400 in the same season.

Also, to add to the night of milestones at Kauffman Stadium, Billy Butler collected his 900th career hit, becoming the 10th player to pick up that many hits in a Royals' uniform.