by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (8:17 pm ET) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon has a 10-game hitting streak after a first-inning single Wednesday in Houston, the Kansas City Star reports. He's hitting .356.
Gordon, following his first at-bat Wednesday, is 19 for 36 (.528) over his streak, with four doubles and two RBI.
Alex Gordon continues impressive May run
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (10:59 am ET) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon pushed his hitting streak to nine games with a three-hit performance Tuesday against the Astros. Gordon is batting .514 (18 for 35) with two RBI, four doubles, five walks and six runs during the streak.
Gordon has 10 multi-hit games in May, which has helped result in a .400 average (30 for 75) in 18 games. He also has a .432 on-base percentage, .587 slugging percentage, 1.019 OPS, three home runs, five doubles, 12 runs and 12 RBI this month.
Alex Gordon having big May
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) 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.
Batting Alex Gordon third a good move for Royals
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) 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 (5/9/2013) 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 (5/8/2013) 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 (5/8/2013) 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 (5/5/2013) 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.
Alex Gordon not looking as impressive below the surface
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/30/2013) One of the things that makes Royals outfielder Alex Gordon such a valuable player in Points leagues is his ability to hit doubles. In the past two seasons, Gordon has hit 96 doubles, with 51 of those coming last year. This season, Gordon has just six doubles through 99 at-bats, putting him on pace for about 37 on the year. He's currently tied for 44th in the majors, with a host of other players.
Gordon still ranks in the top 10 among outfielders in points leagues, thanks to a .323 average. But Gordon's walk rate (4.8 percent, according to FanGraphs) is the lowest of his career, while he's striking out at his highest pace since 2010. Additionally, his BABIP is currently .397, which suggests his average may be due for a correction (downward). On top of all this, Gordon's line drive rate is his lowest since 2009, while his GB/FB ratio is 1.5, the highest it's been in his career.
In simpler terms, Gordon's not hitting as many doubles-causing line drives as he used to, and he's putting the ball on the ground more often than he did before. Unfortunately for his owners, his doubles being down may be a sign of uglier things to come.
Alex Gordon continues power surge
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit his third home run in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians. He took reliever Scott Barnes deep for a two-run shot in the eighth inning. Gordon went 2 for 4 with a walk in the 9-0 win.
The 29-year-old would go hitless in four at-bats in the nightcap, however, halting his hitting streak at five games.
Gordon has gone 10 for 27 (.370) in the previous six contests with three homers and eight RBI.
Alex Gordon belts first career grand slam
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013)Alex Gordon's grand slam highlighted a five-run 10th inning for the Royals, who rallied against the Detroit bullpen for an 8-3 win Thursday. It was Gordon's first career grand slam and second home run of the season.
Gordon finished 2 for 6 with three strikeouts. Both of his home runs have come in the last three games. Since his 12-game hitting streak ended April 16, Gordon is batting .259 (7 for 27) with three doubles, six runs and six RBI in his last six games.
Alex Gordon homers in three-hit game
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon went hitless in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Red Sox but was much more productive in the nightcap. He went 3 for 5 with a homer and three runs scored in a 5-4 win.
The 29-year-old led off the contest with a double before launching a solo shot off starter Allen Webster in the fifth inning. It was his first long ball. He added a single in the 10th and ended up scoring the game-winning run.
Gordon has eight multi-hit performances through 17 games and is batting .342 (25 for 73) with 10 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Braves halt Alex Gordon's lengthy hitting streak
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon saw his hitting streak end at 12 games Wednesday following a 0-for-4 performance, which included two strikeouts, against the Braves. It was just the second time in 14 games Gordon was held without a hit.
Gordon hit .396 (21 for 53) with two triples, three doubles, nine RBI and 10 runs during his hitting streak. He also had a .407 on-base percentage, .528 slugging percentage and .936 OPS.
Alex Gordon still streaking for Royals
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Royals outfielder Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 11 games on Sunday against the Blue Jays. He went 2 for 5 with an RBI in the 3-2 win.
The 29-year-old reached on an infield single in the third inning before driving in Chris Getz with a walk-off base hit in the ninth.
Gordon is batting .396 (19 for 48) during his streak with eight RBI.
Alex Gordon picks up three RBI
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) After racking up his first multi-hit game of the season his last time out, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon turned in another solid performance during Friday's series opener against the Phillies.
Gordon gave his team the first lead of the game with a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning. The leadoff man added a pair of singles and finished 3 for 6 with two runs scored and three RBI in a 13-4 victory. He is hitting .353/.389/.588 through the first four games of the season.
"We knew we didn't swing the bats great in Chicago," Gordon said. "We just kind of moved on. We never lost confidence in our offense. We came in here confident."
Alex Gordon gets on base in opener
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) The Royals failed to score any runs in their opener Monday at Chicago. Some of that blame might fall on leadoff batter Alex Gordon.
Gordon went 0 for 3 in the game, but did reach base with a walk for a .250 on-base percentage. He saw 19 pitches in the game, the second-highest total on his team.
Gordon hit .294 last year and is a .298 hitter the last two seasons combined with a .372 on-base percentage.
Alex Gordon hits sixth homer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Royals left fielder and leadoff man Alex Gordon stayed hot in Wednesday's 9-9 tie with the Cubs, hitting two singles and one home run in his six trips to the plate and also scoring three runs. The big performance boosted Gordon's line to .420/.481/.739 with six home runs in 69 at-bats, making him one of four starters batting over .400 for the red-hot Royals this spring.
Gordon has top average
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Through March 10, Royals outfielder Alex Gordon leads all batters in spring training with a .520 batting average (13 for 25). Gordon also has managed two doubles, two homers, six RBI, nine runs and one stolen base through 10 games.
Gordon with two hits in return
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon overcame his minor back issue to get back on the field Wednesday against the Brewers. Gordon led off and played in left field as he struck out to begin the game. He ended up with two singles, however, to go 2 for 3 in the game with a run scored. Gordon is batting .571 thus far this spring.
Gordon's absence to be brief
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013)The Kansas City Star reports Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who was scratched from Monday's spring game with minor back stiffness, was not on the travel roster for Tuesday's game against the Indians. However, Gordon said he's much better and he might return to the lineup Wednesday.
Low concern for Gordon's back
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/25/2013)The Kansas City Star reports Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was scratched from Monday's spring lineup vs. Arizona because of minor back stiffness. Manager Ned Yost said his concern is at "1 percent." Gordon is batting .500 (2 for 4) with one run after two spring games. He went in and took some swings (in the batting cage), Yost said, and it was still tight. Its just way too early to be pushing anything. So we made a lineup change. This is something where well make sure he feels good before we get him back in there Hes fine."
Gordon back at the top
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) The Royals plan to bat outfielder Alex Gordon leadoff during Cactus League games and if all goes well he could start in that part of the lineup all season, reports the Kansas City Star.