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Eric Hosmer | First Baseman

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
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Eric Hosmer keyed a critical rally in the ninth inning on Sunday as the Royals came-from-behind to beat the Mets in Game 5 of the World Series to secure their second title in franchise history.
As a team, the Royals were only able to muster four singles through eight scoreless innings against Matt Harvey, but the tide changed when Lorenzo Cain led off the ninth inning with a walk. After he deftly swiped second base, Hosmer delivered an RBI double to get them on the board. He advanced on a ground ball and then darted home on a ground ball to third base as David Wright threw to a first. A decent throw from Lucas Duda would have nailed him and extended the series, but it was way off target and Hosmer was able to dive in safely with the tying run. He finishes the postseason hitting just .212/.236/.288, though he came through when it mattered most and drove home 17 runs. Nov 2 - 12:35 AM

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Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a two-run single in Wednesday's 7-1 win in Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets.

Hosmer rapped an RBI single off Mets starter Jacob deGrom with two outs in the fifth inning. It made the score 3-1. The Royals first baseman would come around to score on a Mike Moustakas single later in the frame. With the two RBI, Hosmer has now 15 this postseason. The two hits were his first of this World Series.
Oct 28 - 11:12 PM

The Royals are using their standard lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Mets on Wednesday.

Coming off a thrilling 14-inning victory in Game 1, Royals manager Ned Yost isn't making any changes. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will start for the Royals while Jacob deGrom is on the hill for the Mets.
Oct 28 - 3:17 PM

Eric Hosmer drove home Lorenzo Cain from first base with an RBI single in the eighth inning on Friday, leading the Royals to a pennant-clinching 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 6 of the ALCS.

The real hero of the play though was Lorenzo Cain, who sped around the bases and took advantage of Jose Bautista throwing the ball in to second base by scampering home. Hosmer has had a bit of a rough time at the plate this postseason, hitting just .222/.234/.311, but he continues to come through in clutch situations and has driven home 11 runs.
Oct 24 - 12:35 AM

The Royals are using their standard lineup for Monday's Game 3 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays.

No surprises here, as manager Ned Yost will trot out his normal starting nine. The full lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will be toeing the bump for the Royals opposite of Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. The Royals are looking to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven affair.
Oct 19 - 3:18 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with an RBI double as the Royals topped the Blue Jays to take Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday in Kansas City.

Hosmer's run-scoring double off LaTroy Hawkins in the eighth inning just missed being a three-run home run by a matter of inches. While he's hitting just .200/.200/.360 in the postseason, his hits have been timely, with a homer and six RBI to his name.
Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

The Royals will be using the same lineup as they did in Game 4 for Wednesday's Game 5 ALDS showdown with the Astros.

Manager Ned Yost is opting to stick with the same lineup that earned the club a comeback victory in Game 4 on Monday. Game 5's complete lineup: Alcides Escobar SS, Ben Zobrist 2B, Lorenzo Cain CF, Eric Hosmer 1B, Kendrys Morales DH, Mike Moustakas 3B, Salvador Perez C, Alex Gordon LF, Alex Rios RF. Johnny Cueto will take the ball for the Royals while Collin McHugh toes the rubber for the Astros. The winner of Game 5 will move on to the ALCS to face the winner of the Rangers-Blue Jays series.
Oct 14 - 3:25 PM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Royals' ALDS Game 4 win over the Astros.

Hosmer was retired in his first three at-bats of the afternoon, but he hit an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run in the Royals' big five-run eighth inning and then the 25-year-old first baseman cranked a two-run shot for insurance in the top of the ninth. It was a remarkable comeback for the visiting Royals. This best-of-five will be decided on Wednesday in Kansas City.
Oct 12 - 5:19 PM

Eric Hosmer went 1-for-3 with an RBI and two walks in Friday's win over the Twins.

Hosmer drove in his lone run of the game via a fielder's choice in the third inning. He's hitting .299/.364/.461 with 18 homers and 92 RBI as the regular season winds its way down. Obviously, his bat will have more to say once the postseason commences.
Oct 2 - 11:45 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer off David Robertson in the 10th inning Wednesday to lead the Royals past the White Sox 5-3.

Hosmer has four homers in 10 games after going five weeks without one. This is going to go down as the best offensive season of his career to date. However, he's still one homer shy of matching the 19 he hit in 128 games as a 21-year-old rookie in 2011.
Oct 1 - 12:25 AM

Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with his 17th home run of the season in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Hosmer got the Royals on the board in the sixth inning with the solo dinger. He's now got 17 homers on the year and his .823 OPS would be the highest of any of his five seasons in the majors. The first baseman is hitting .302/.364/.459 with 89 RBI and 95 runs scored -- both also personal bests -- on the season.
Sep 29 - 11:36 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Friday.

Like many of the other Royals' regulars, he's getting a day off. Drew Butera is at first base in Hosmer's place.
Sep 25 - 4:01 PM

Eric Hosmer went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a double in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the Tigers.

In a back and forth contest, Hosmer's fingerprints were everywhere. He scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning to tie the game, then homered in the eighth to tie it again after the Tigers had gone in front. All of this for naught, though, as the Motor City Kitties ultimately walked off on an Ian Kinsler homer in the bottom of the 11th. For the season, Hosmer's hitting .303/.367/.454 with 15 homers and 84 RBI.
Sep 19 - 11:31 PM

Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the first inning that proved to be the difference in the game, as the Royals bested the Twins 4-2 on Tuesday.

Hosmer and the Royals got to Twins starter Kyle Gibson early, scoring four times in the first inning before Gibson settled down. The big blow was Hosmer's double that plated three runs. He finished 1-for-4 with the three RBI and a run scored. Hosmer is batting .311/.373/.465 with 84 runs scored and a career-best 81 RBI on the year.
Sep 8 - 11:13 PM

Eric Hosmer is not in the Royals' lineup Sunday.

It's a simple day off. Kendrys Morales is at first base Sunday, while Alex Gordon is in the designated hitter spot.
Sep 6 - 11:36 AM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Christian Colon
3Ramon Torres
SS1Alcides Escobar
2Raul Mondesi
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Jarrod Dyson
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Terrance Gore
3Brett Eibner
4Bubba Starling
RF1Paulo Orlando
2Jose Martinez
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Kris Medlen
5Jason Vargas
6Kyle Zimmer
7Matthew Strahm
8Alec Mills
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Greg Holland
3Kelvin Herrera
4Luke Hochevar
5Louis Coleman
6Miguel Almonte
7Brian Flynn
8Tim Collins
9Scott Alexander