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After extending hit streak, Escobar exits with injury

After extending hit streak, Escobar exits with injury

CHICAGO -- Alcides Escobar extended his hitting streak to 11 games with an eighth-inning double on Friday, but he exited the 7-2 Royals victory almost immediately after reaching second.

Escobar was replaced by Pedro Ciriaco because of what Escobar believed to be a left calf cramp.

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Royals manager Ned Yost said he did not know at first if Escobar had sustained a strain or pull of the calf, but he did not believe the injury to be serious.

"He thought it was a cramp. We'll come in, if he feels any tightness in there tomorrow, probably give him a day off," Yost said. "But if not, we'll roll him out there."

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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