Crown points

Crown points
• Alcides Escobar, with 30 doubles and 32 stolen bases, is the first 30/30 Royal in those categories since Carlos Beltran (44 doubles, 35 steals) in 2002.

• When Billy Butler knocked in his 102nd run on Monday night, it tied for the 19th most in team history, matching Danny Tartabull in 1988 and Mike Sweeney in 1999.

• Good barometer: When the Royals have scored first this year, their record (through Tuesday) is 52-22. Which means that when the opponents scored first, the Royals were 18-62.