Hosmer rips line-drive single for 1,000th hit

Hosmer rips line-drive single for 1,000th hit

KANSAS CITY -- With a third-inning line-drive single to left field off Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd, Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer recorded the 1,000th hit of his career Wednesday night in Detroit's 6-5 win.

Hosmer, 27, became the 11th Royal in franchise history to reach 1,000 hits.

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The Top 10:
1. George Brett 3,154
2. Frank White 2,006
3. Amos Otis 1,977
4. Willie Wilson 1,968
5. Hal McRae 1,924
6. Mike Sweeney 1,398
7. Billy Butler 1,238
8. Alex Gordon 1,265
9. Joe Randa 1,084
10. Fred Patek 1,036

Jeffrey Flanagan has covered the Royals since 1991, and for MLB.com since 2015. Follow him on Twitter @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.