|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||640.00||21.00||.298||81.00||98.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||7||2||0|| .375|| .429|| .286|
|vs Griffin (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||105||29||3|| .300|| .448|| .276|
|05/14/2013||Michael Morse, RF SEA|
Carlos Beltran, RF STL
Gio Gonzalez, SP WAS
|Alex Gordon, LF KC|
|05/14/2013||Adam Eaton, LF ARI|
Cliff Lee, SP PHI
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|Mike Trout, CF LAA|
|05/14/2013||Alex Gordon, LF KC|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Denard Span, CF WAS|
Rafael Soriano, RP WAS
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|Last 10 Games|
|Batting Alex Gordon third a good move for Royals|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) 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.
|Alex Gordon thrives while batting third|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Royals manager Ned Yost moved outfielder Alex Gordon to third in the lineup Thursday, with the intention of getting his most productive hitter closer to the heart of the order where he can drive in runs. For at least one night, it paid big dividends, as Gordon drove in two runs to lead the Royals to a 6-2 win over the Orioles.
Gordon went 2 for 4, with the big blow coming when he slugged a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his sixth of the season. He added a single in the eighth inning, and he came around to score the team's final run of the game.
Gordon has started 167 games at the third spot in the lineup, but has batted just .263; he has put up a .307 mark out of the leadoff spot. Yost made the decision to move Gordon back to the three hole to increase the punch provided by the heart of the lineup.
"I just think the most important two spots we have in the lineup now should be manned by Gordy and Billy [Butler], three and four," he told MLB.com "Everything else is kind of interchangeable, matchups, who's producing."
|Alex Gordon could move to third in lineup|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Royals manager Ned Yost was pondering lineup changes Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reports. One such change could come for outfielder Alex Gordon.
"I’m thinking about, maybe, putting Alex back in the three," Yost acknowledged. "I’m just trying to decide what benefits us the best. I’ve got like nine different scenarios I’m looking at. I’m not big on changing the lineup from day to day. You’ve got to have some movable parts, but the least amount of movable parts, the better for me."
Gordon, who remained in his leadoff role Wednesday in Baltimore, homered Tuesday and is batting .313 on the year with four homers, 22 RBI and 21 runs scored. He's been a far better hitter over the course of his career in the leadoff spot than in the No. 3 hole.
|Alex Gordon goes yard vs. O's|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon launched his fourth home run of the season during Tuesday's contest against the Orioles.
Gordon took Brian Matusz deep for a two-run home run to tie the game in the seventh inning. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI in a 4-3 defeat.
Gordon has gone 3 for 15 with two runs scored and four RBI in his last three games played. He has a .313 /.338/.484 line with four homers and 22 RBI in 128 at-bats.
|Alex Gordon walks off vs. White Sox|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon supplied the game-winning hit on Sunday against the White Sox. He came up in the 10th inning with the bases loaded and hit a walk-off single.
Gordon also drove in a run when he reached on an error in the fifth and finished 1 for 6 in the 6-5 win.
The 29-year-old is batting .275 (14 for 51) in his last 11 games with three homers, 11 RBI and a stolen base.
Athletics 2, Royals 1
Brandon Moss hit a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning to help Tommy Milone outduel Ervin Santana, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Batting Alex Gordon third a good move for Royals
Growing Hosmer looking to chase away Royals baseball blues
With their best chance to win in years, the Royals need a lot of things to happen -- including, and especially, a big summer from slugger Eric Hosmer. Is this the year the No. 3 overall pick in the 2008 draft will reach his potential and lead the Royals to a crown?
Butler snaps slump, goes 5 for 5 as Royals rout Angels
Billy Butler broke out of a severe slump with five hits and five RBI, and the Kansas City Royals kept Joe Blanton winless in eight starts this season with an 11-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
|Even though his retooled swing provided a logical explanation for the performance, Alex Gordon had his share of detractors after breaking out with a .303 batting average and .879 OPS in 2011, and after the first two months of 2012, they looked like they might be proven right. He was hitting only .237. He had only four home runs. It was like the first four years of his career all over again: such high expectations, so little production. It didn't last, though. Looking to get Gordon going, manager Ned Yost opted to put him in the leadoff spot on May 27, and something about the leadoff mindset -- working the count, taking walks -- helped him turn the corner. From that point forward, Gordon hit .320 with 10 homers and an .878 OPS to reestablish himself as a top Fantasy outfielder -- particularly in Head-to-Head leagues, where his high number of walks and doubles counted for something in and of themselves. It's not like Gordon is forever confined to the leadoff role either. He was able to handle the three-hole when the Royals put him back there Aug. 16, hitting .297 with an .844 OPS. At age 29, he has likely peaked as a 15-to-20-homer guy, limiting his appeal in Rotisserie leagues. But his contributions in other areas make him a top-25 outfielder in Head-to-Head leagues. (Updated 12/7/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/20/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|5/21/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Bud Norris|
|5/22/13||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Jordan Lyles|
|5/23/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Joe Blanton|
|5/24/13||LAA||8:10 pm||Jason Vargas|
|5/25/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Tommy Hanson|
|5/26/13||LAA||2:10 pm||Jerome Williams|