The Royals salvaged a game from Detroit winning 4-3 yesterday, capping off a great weekend for Johnny Giovatella. He hit his first major league homer yesterday and doubled in the win.
Giavotella, who was promoted Friday after hitting .338 with Triple-A Omaha, went 5 for 11 (.455) with a .909 slugging percentage in his first three games.
“It does feel surreal,” Giavotella said. “This weekend has been almost magical. Everything I wanted to accomplish in baseball, it’s come true this weekend. To have my family here watching me, I couldn’t ask for anything more.”
Alex Gordon set the team’s assist record when he threw out Miguel Cabrera at second base. 18 times this season, Gordon has nabbed a runner at a base in just 109 games. Gordon then got kicked out of a game for the first time in his career when he flung his bat after getting called out on strikes in the eighth. Even he is impressed with Giavotella.
“He’s a little sparkplug. He’s a little guy, but has lot of energy. He was hitting down in Triple-A. He didn’t really change when he got up here.”