But Gordon, a four-time Gold Glover, tracked it down and made a lunging/diving grab, a catch that surely saved a run as the speedy Mike Trout was on first.
The catch helped keep the game close, as the Royals trailed, 3-2, at the time of Gordon's grab.
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @FlannyMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.