Royals' rookies get chance to swing their bats

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 MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.