Crown points

• Joe Greany of the Class A Advanced Wilmington Blue Rocks has been voted by his peers as the Carolina League's Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

• The Royals-Twins game on Thursday night was the highest-rated telecast this season for FOX Sports Kansas City, peaking at 146,000 homes.

• Until Thursday night's 11-5 loss, the Royals had won 19 straight games in which they had scored at least four runs. When they score four or more this year, they're 60-9 (prior to Friday's game).

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