Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
Royals leadoff man Alcides Escobar did not swing at the first pitch he saw. Why should it matter? It tends to foreshadow what will happen. Said KC manager Ned Yost: "Our percentage of winning games when Eskie swings at the first pitch is huge. ... As soon as Eskie swings at the first pitch, you hear our dugout go, 'We're winning today.'"