Royals manager Ned Yost said before Saturday's game that Escobar would have to to prove his calf wasn't bothering him in pregame warmups to stay in the starting lineup.
Escobar did that and more. In addition to handling all of his fielding chances flawlessly, Escobar went 2-for-4 with a double.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.