KANSAS CITY -- For the third straight game, the leadoff spot in the Royals' lineup belonged to David Lough.
The rookie, who was called up on Saturday, made his third consecutive start in right field in Monday's series opener against the Rangers. Lough went 4-for-10 in two games this weekend against the Twins, picking up a double and scoring three runs.
Royals manager Ned Yost said that the rookie isn't his ideal leadoff option, but he's a good fit at the moment.
"It's not perfect. If I had a leadoff hitter, he wouldn't be hitting leadoff. It's just a spot where he kind of fits right now," Yost said. "He's a guy that has a pretty decent approach the first two games, and I'm going on two games. He swung the bat well. I like the way that he goes about it."