Alex Gordon, not surprisingly, led off the Kansas City Royals' game Friday with a double against Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, stole third and scored on a David Lough sacrifice fly.
It went all for naught, however, as the game was rained out in the third inning with the Royals leading 3-2 and the statistics counted.
Gordon is having his usual white-hot spring training. In his past four games, Gordon is 7-for-12 with two doubles and two home runs, including a grand slam, to raise his average to .522.
Gordon, however, pooh-poohs the notion his swing is in mid-season form.
"I really haven't been swinging it too well even though my numbers might show it, but I really haven't felt that good," Gordon said. "Results do matter, but every spring training stats are always a little bit higher than they should be. Just because you get results doesn't mean you're where you want to be. Results are great and get your confidence going, but I still have stuff to work on.
"So it's just about feeling good and feeling comfortable and that's where I'm trying to get. I'm not there yet. We still have a month left, so I'll just keep going at it."
Gordon hit .366 with a .606 slugging percentage in spring training last year. In 2011 spring training, Gordon hit .343, drew 12 walks and had a .729 slugging percentage.
The Royals signed Gordon to a four-year contract extension for $37.5 million on March 30, 2012. Gordon has won Gold Gloves the past two years in left field after starting his career at third base.