Crown points

• Ryan Keur, in his first season as the Burlington Royals' general manager, was named Appalachian League Executive of the Year. Under Keur, the team's average attendance has risen to 1,242 a game, a nearly 50 percrent increase since 2011.

• Right fielder Elier Hernandez of Class A Lexington was named South Atlantic League Player of the Week after going 16-for-25 (.640) in six games. He had one homer and two doubles.

• Fox Sports 1 will carry the Royals-Twins game on Tuesday night.

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