Royals outfielder Alex Gordon had a season-high four hits Sunday against the Athletics. He had a double and an RBI.
Gordon is batting .382 (26 for 68) with three home runs, five doubles, 11 runs and 12 RBI in 16 May games. Since moving to the third spot in the lineup May 9, Gordon is batting .450 (18 for 40) with a home run, five doubles and six RBI in 10 games.
The Royals moving Alex Gordon to the third spot in the lineup has paid dividends not only for him but also for the team. Gordon is batting .429 (12 for 28) in seven games since the lineup change, and the Royals are averaging 5.4 runs per game in that span.
Gordon has been having a strong month, batting .357 (20 for 56) with three doubles, three home runs, nine runs and 11 RBI in 13 May games.
“The thought of Alex Gordon being a 20/20 player seems to be fading quicker every season. He will give you a good batting average, but I would rather get much more productive players later on than wasting a good draft pick on Alex.”