• 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 MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.