“Gordo” Gets “Standing O” in Return to KC Lineup

Alex Gordon was back in Kansas City’s lineup Tuesday night for the first time since early July.

Gordon, who rehabbed a strained groin over eight games with Omaha, received a standing ovation from the crowd at Kauffman Stadium when he came to the plate for his first at-bat. He responded with a sacrifice fly and finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in the Royals’ 6-5 loss to Detroit.

The Royals also recalled infielders Christian Colon and Cheslor Cuthbert along with catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Omaha on the day rosters expanded.