Solid debut earns Lough another start in right

Solid debut earns Lough another start in right

KANSAS CITY -- After a successful Major League debut, David Lough was back in the Royals' lineup in right field on Sunday.

"I enjoyed seeing him get his first Major League hit," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "I know how hard he's worked to get here. He did a nice job. First big league game, got two hits."

Lough had two singles, including one in his first at-bat, in an 8-7 loss in the second game against the Twins, who swept Saturday's doubleheader.

And on Sunday, he had two more hits -- a double and a single to make him 4-for-10.

"I just try to go out and get hits and help the team win," Lough said. "And being the leadoff guy, you want to get on base as much as you possibly can, so that's what I've been trying to do."

Lough took part in his first Major League victory on Sunday as the Royals beat the Twins, 6-4, on a lovely afternoon with 23,642 folks at Kauffman Stadium.

"It was awesome," Lough said. "Especially on that last out and everybody is standing and cheering and stuff. I've never witnessed that many fans being there and it feels good."

There are no plans to platoon the left-handed-hitting Lough with right-handed Jeff Francoeur in right field.

"Right now, we're going day-to-day," Yost said. "We come in, try to figure out what options give us the best chance to win and go with that."