Two rainouts for the Royals in three days mean more time sitting around the clubhouse, and Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer admit to sifting through counter-measures after watching opposing defenses increasingly overshift their infield.

Don't be surprised to see one or both try to drop a bunt up the third-base line. Hosmer tried it against Toronto and wound up on second base after a rushed throw resulted in an error.

"I don't want to force it," he said, "but if the situation is right – if we're tied or I'm leading off – I might look to do it again. I'm not going to do it with guys in scoring position or something like that."

Well, no, as hitting coach Kevin Seitzer observed, "Those two guys get paid to swing the bat."