Worth noting

• Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar entered play Friday on a 10-game hitting streak. He hit .476 (10-for-22) on Kansas City's seven-game homestand June 4-11.

• Kansas City's starters also had a solid homestand, posting a 2.85 ERA to help the Royals go 5-2.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.