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• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 5-0 and 9-1 victories against the White Sox followed by Monday night's 3-1 win at Texas marked the first time Royals pitchers had given up one or no runs in three straight games since a three-game sweep at Cleveland by scores of 3-1, 3-1, 4-1 on June 24-26, 2003. The starting pitchers were Chris George, Kyle Snyder and Jose Lima.

• Closer Jonathan Broxton's eighth save on Monday night put him in a tie for fourth in the American League.

• Hall of Famer George Brett shared a May 15 birthday on Tuesday with Triple-A Omaha pitcher Everett Teaford. Brett turned 59, Teaford 28.