MLB: Alcides Escobar’s string of games is over

Alcides Escobar was not in Kansas City’s lineup Sunday for the first time since 2015.

The shortstop had started 421 consecutive games, the longest streak in the majors.

“I told him three weeks ago, ‘Look this is probably going to come to an end somewhere down the road,’” manager Ed Yost said. “Today is the day I decided to do it. It’s as simple as that. I’ve got other guys I need to play.”

Escobar, 31, is hitting .194 in 309 at-bats.



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