• In New York's 11-inning, 4-2 victory on Friday night, the teams combined to go 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position -- the Royals 0-for-8, the Mets 1-for-9.
• If the Royals had won their 10th straight game, it would have matched the club's longest streak since 1994 when they won 14 in a row, just before the players' strike shut down the season in August. The all-time franchise record is 16 in 1977.
• Former Kansas City outfielder Tom Goodwin is the Mets' first-base coach. The speedster played for the Royals from 1994-97.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.