Crown points

• Monday's loss made the Royals 15-30 in their Opening Day history, with five straight defeats.

• Against Thursday's White Sox starter Gavin Floyd, Jeff Francoeur is 6-for-15, .400; Alex Gordon, 8-for-22, .364; and Chris Getz, 4-for-11, .364. Billy Butler is just 9-for-40, .225.

• The Royals' roster is the sixth youngest in the Major Leagues at 28 years, 200 days, up from last year's 27/155. Atlanta is the youngest at 27/290.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.