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Gordon launches Royals’ first home run this season as KC drops Rays 7-3

Kansas City Royals’ Alex Gordon (4) is congratulated by teammate Eric Hosmer after his three-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Royals’ Alex Gordon knew he put a good swing on the pitch, and he knew that his high fly ball had a chance to clear the outfield wall the way the wind was gusting out.
He just wasn’t sure until the ball finally disappeared.
Gordon’s three-run shot, the first home run by Kansas City this season, highlight a five-run fifth inning Wednesday, and carried the Royals to a 7-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
“This is a big park. We’re never going to hit a lot of home runs here,” Gordon said ...

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