Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon had himself a fine ballgame today against the Baltimore Orioles.
Gordon, who entered the game with one one home run and 16 RBIs under his belt – finished the game 4-4 with two home runs and six RBIs. Both home runs were three run shots that came during the bottom of the fifth and seventh inning. The first long ball from Gordon helped give his team the 5-3 lead before extending it to 8-3 just two frames later.
The 30 year old’s first home run came with runners on first and second. Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez hung a 92 miles per hour pitch over the plate which resulted in Gordon crushing it over the right field fence. The second came off left-handed reliever Troy Patton made the same mistake as Jimenez as he floated a pitch over the plate.
It was his career high in RBIs in a single game and it was his third career two-home run game. It was a great outing for someone who was looking to contribute considering he went 10 games without driving in a single run.
His numbers after this game jumped to three home runs, 22 RBIs on a batting line of .268/.320/.402.
Here’s a look at the final three run shot by Kansas City Royals’ outfielder Alex Gordon: