Crown points

• The Royals have yet to make a fielding error this season, the first time in club history they've done that in the first seven games of a season.

• This was the Royals' first victory in a home opener since 2008, when they beat the Yankees. They're 22-23 overall.

• In 42 innings pitched, Royals starters have amassed 47 strikeouts against just six walks.

• Joe Mauer's 2-for-4 performance gave the Twins' catcher a career average of .354 against Kansas City.

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