Worth noting

Worth noting

• Royals right fielder Justin Maxwell was taken out of Wednesday night's 8-1 win over the Twins after being hit on the right hand by a pitch in the ninth inning.

He had X-rays, which were negative, and was expected to be ready to play Thursday afternoon.

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