CHICAGO -- Jeff Francoeur did something Tuesday night that he had only done three times previously in his career: bunt for a base hit.
The result was the Royals outfielder igniting a two-run seventh inning that gave Kansas City the lead en route to a 5-3 win over the White Sox.
Although the sight of players like Alcides Escobar, Jarrod Dyson and Chris Getz bunting for a base hit isn't surprising, other Royals could be dropping down more base-hit bunt attempts in the future.
The past couple of weeks the Royals have changed the situational round of their batting practice routine by switching squeeze bunts for base-hit bunts. Manager Ned Yost said the Royals might only squeeze about three times a season, while bunting for hits is something that could help them more often.
"It's hard to ask somebody to do something if they don't practice it," Yost said.