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Lough to be checked out after tweaking quad

Lough to be checked out after tweaking quad

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Lough to be checked out after tweaking quad

NEW YORK -- David Lough left Sunday's game in the fifth inning with a tight right quadriceps, and the Royals announced the right fielder would be reevaluated on Monday after the club returns to Kansas City.

Lough opened the Royals' three-run fifth inning with a sun-aided double and was bunted to third base before being replaced by pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson.

"He's been nursing it," manager Ned Yost said. "He's about 80 percent. I just didn't like the way he was running on that play."

Lough figured he pulled something while stealing a base recently.

"I've just been battling it. Hopefully a couple of days and it'll be gone, but it's kind of bothering me a little bit," he said.

The double raised Lough's average to .300 (65-for-217) in 62 games since being recalled from Triple-A Omaha on May 17.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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