Worth noting

•  The Royals honored the late Al Zych with a moment of silence before Thursday's game. Zych, a Kansas City native, served as the Royals' equipment manager from their inaugural season in 1969 to 1988. He passed away on July 13 in a two-vehicle accident near the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri at the age of 87.

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