Edinson Volquez becomes the first AL pitcher to get a hit in the World Series since 2010

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Royals starter Edinson Volquez singled to lead off the top of the third inning against Mets starter Matt Harvey. He was promptly erased when Alcides Escobar grounded into a 4-6-3 double play, but he became a part of an interesting, though not particularly meaningful, bit of trivia.

As MLB.com’s Andrew Simon notes, Volquez is the first American League pitcher to record a hit in a World Series game since Cliff Lee did so in in Game 1 of the 2010 World Series as a member of the Rangers against the Giants.

As Volquez heads back out to the mound for the bottom of the third, he has yielded one run to the Mets, a leadoff solo home run by Curtis Granderson in the first inning.