The rookie, who was called up on Saturday, made his third consecutive start in right field in Monday's series opener against the Rangers. Lough went 4-for-10 in two games this weekend against the Twins, picking up a double and scoring three runs.
Royals manager Ned Yost said that the rookie isn't his ideal leadoff option, but he's a good fit at the moment.
"It's not perfect. If I had a leadoff hitter, he wouldn't be hitting leadoff. It's just a spot where he kind of fits right now," Yost said. "He's a guy that has a pretty decent approach the first two games, and I'm going on two games. He swung the bat well. I like the way that he goes about it."