Crown points

• Jeremy Guthrie's streak of 15 straight starts without a loss is just one shy of Paul Splittorff's club record of 16 from Aug. 13, 1977, to April 22, 1978. Guthrie is 7-0 with a 2.60 ERA in his streak.

• Outfielder Brett Eibner, rebounding from a 1-for-29 start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas, went 10-for-21 (.476) last week to earn Texas League Player of the Week honors.

• Left-hander Will Smith, back with Triple-A Omaha after a one-day stay with Kansas City as the 26th man for Sunday's doubleheader, pitched six innings in Monday's 12-3 win at Nashville.

• Second baseman Johnny Giavotella is 16-for-35 (.457) over his past 10 games for Omaha.

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