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Alex Gordon makes debut in center field and naturally has amazing catch

Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit the wall after robbing Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison of a base hit during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game.
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon hit the wall after robbing Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison of a base hit during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game. The Associated Press

Looking for a silver lining from the Royals’ dreadful 12-1 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night?

How about this: Alex Gordon took over in center field in the bottom of the seventh inning, and he made a stunning catch. In the top of the seventh, Lorenzo Cain singled and was pulled for a pinch runner, likely because the score was 7-0.

So in the bottom of the frame, Gordon moved from left to center, and the very first batter for the Rays — Logan Morrison — hit a shot to right-center field. Not to worry, because four-time Gold Glove winner Gordon flashed the leather again in his new position.

This is a good time to mention that this was the first regular-season game in Gordon’s 11-year career that he played in center field. That’s making an instant impact.

Take a look at the video from the Royals:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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