• Kansas City leadoff man Nori Aoki was given the day off on Sunday in favor of Jarrod Dyson, who took Aoki's spot at the top of the order. Dyson was playing center, while Lorenzo Cain slid over to Aoki's usual spot in right field.
"We've got to keep Dyson involved. I don't want Dyson sitting on the bench too much, because he's a big part of our team too," Yost said. "We'll pick spots to give Lorenzo Cain days off and pick spots to give Nori days off and try to find spots, every once in a while, to give Alex Gordon a day off. Nori's been doing really well."
• Entering Sunday, the Royals had scored three or more runs in an inning 11 times since June 2.
• Alcides Escobar's career-best 12-game hit streak is the longest active streak in the AL.
Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.