Crown points

Crown points

• Sunday's 3-2 loss was the Royals' 52nd one-run decision, second-most in the American League. Their record: 28-24.

• Gordon's latest assist gave him 15, second among Major League outfielders to Gerardo Parra's 16 for Arizona. Since moving to left field in 2011, Gordon has an MLB high of 52 outfield assists.

• If the Royals maintain their staff ERA of 3.50 to end of the season, it would be the team's lowest since the World Series championship year of 1985, when it was 3.49.

• Pitcher Luke Hochevar marked his 30th birthday on Sunday. Another Royal, England's Prince Harry, shares the same date.

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