Royals' Alex Gordon Reaches Over Fence to Rob Tigers' Mikie Mahtook of Home Run

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistSeptember 4, 2017

Mired in a dreadful offensive funk, Alex Gordon at least continues to play spectacular defense.

The Kansas City Royals outfielder entered Monday's game against the Detroit Tigers with an abysmal .197/.281/.283 slash line. Prior to Monday, his last hit came on Aug. 25, and he belted his last home run on July 3.

If he can't enjoy any homers, then neither can Mikey Mahtook.  

In the fourth inning Monday, the four-time Gold Glove winner lunged over the left field wall to strip Mahtook of a three-run blast. That was just the latest in a series of unfortunate events for the Detroit outfielder, who helped Jose Ramirez earn an unconventional home run Sunday.

Mahtook had a chance for revenge in the ninth. After Nick Castellanos cut the deficit to one with a three-run homer, James McCann and Jeimer Candelario extended the rally with singles. Mahtook proceeded to end the 7-6 loss with a groundout.