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David Lough Earns More Playing Time For Royals

David Lough hasn't taken much time to impress after his first call-up to the major leagues. In the second game of a Saturday double header, the Kansas City Royals right fielder hit a single on his first at-bat during a loss to the Minnesota Twins.

He added another single to earn himself a start on Sunday when Lough again shined at the plate with a 2-for-5 day that included his first major league double.

Per the Royals' website:

"I just try to go out and get hits and help the team win," Lough said. "And being the leadoff guy, you want to get on base as much as you possibly can, so that's what I've been trying to do."

The rise of Lough, a 26-year-old from Akron, Ohio, has been relatively fast after a long push to move his way up the minor league ranks. Lough was taken in the 11th round of the 2007 draft, but it took three seasons with Triple A Omaha before he got his shot in MLB.

He again appeared in the lineup Monday against the Texas Rangers.

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