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(AP) -- Already without one of their top outfielders, the Kansas City Royals will be minus their starting shortstop for the immediate future.

Following a chippy opener between last season's wild-card participants, the Royals won't have Alcides Escobar in the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics.

Meeting for the first time since Kansas City's 9-8, 12-inning wild-card game victory, both benches cleared in the seventh inning Friday after Oakland's Brett Lawrie slid hard into Escobar at second base. Though nothing further ensued, Escobar suffered a mild knee sprain that's left him day to day.

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Leaders
AVG: I. Davis.353
HR: S. Vogt3
RBI: M. Semien8
SB: J. Reddick2
W: S. Kazmir2
ERA: S. Kazmir0.69
Saves: F. Abad0
K: S. Kazmir18
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
LA Angels 55.500-
Oakland 56.4550.5
Texas 56.4550.5
Houston 46.4001
Seattle 37.3002
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .288 (4)
Runs: 60 (3)
Hits: 114 (2)
Home Runs: 9 (17)
Stolen Bases: 4 (21)
OBP: .342 (4)
SLG: .449 (6)
Total Bases: 178 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 2.88 (5)
Runs Allowed: 39 (12)
Saves: 0 (29)
Strikeouts: 83 (11)
OpBA: .217 (4)
OBP: .276 (5)
SLG: .351 (6)
Run Support: 5.40 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/12 J. Reddick Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/12 J. Reddick Removed From 15-Day DL (Strained right oblique - out 4-6 weeks)
4/11 T. Ladendorf Sent to Minors
4/9 J. Reddick Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/8 B. Burns Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/15 B. Zobrist Heel (day-to-day)
4/4 C. Crisp Right elbow surgery - out 6-8 weeks (on 15-day DL)
4/4 S. Doolittle Torn left rotator cuff (on 15-day DL)
4/4 N. Freiman Back strain (on 15-day DL)
4/4 S. Nolin Recovery from bi-lateral core surgery (on 15-day DL)
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