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Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals' lopsided 10-1 loss to the Tigers in Friday night's series opener allowed for a few young players to achieve career firsts.

Terrance Gore, called up primarily for his baserunning skills, logged his first Major League at-bat. The speedy outfielder saw eight pitches before grounding out to the pitcher.

"Yeah I was nervous," Gore said. "But I guess everyone gets nervous in that situation."

Outfielder Lane Adams also got his first MLB at-bat. Like Gore, Adams worked an impressive eight-pitch at-bat, which culminated in a towering fly ball to left field. Defensively, Adams played both left and center field.

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for
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