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• Omaha pitching coach Doug Henry has arrived to take over as the Royals' interim bullpen coach from Northwest Arkansas pitching coach Larry Carter. In addition, Omaha manager Mike Jirschele takes over for Surprise manager Darryl Kennedy as the extra coach permitted on the bench during September.

• Center fielder Jason Bourgeois' two assists on Sunday against the Angels and Alex Gordon's 13th on Tuesday night against the White Sox upped the Royals' Major League-leading total of outfield assists to 44, 10 more than Oakland. Right fielder Jeff Francoeur continues to top the Majors individually with 18 assists.

• Albert Pujols' magic against the Royals dimmed this year. Last weekend for the Angels, he was 1-for-11 and for the year, he was 5-for-28 (.179). According to Stats Pass, that lowers his career average against the Royals to .354, ranking him fifth among active players behind Dustin Pedroia (.376), Ichiro Suzuki (.365), his teammate Erick Aybar (.363) and Joe Mauer (.355).

• Omaha pitching coach Doug Henry has arrived to take over as the Royals' interim bullpen coach from Northwest Arkansas pitching coach Larry Carter. In addition, Omaha manager Mike Jirschele takes over for Surprise manager Darryl Kennedy as the extra coach permitted on the bench during September.

• Center fielder Jason Bourgeois' two assists on Sunday against the Angels and Alex Gordon's 13th on Tuesday night against the White Sox upped the Royals' Major League-leading total of outfield assists to 44, 10 more than Oakland. Right fielder Jeff Francoeur continues to top the Majors individually with 18 assists.

• Albert Pujols' magic against the Royals dimmed this year. Last weekend for the Angels, he was 1-for-11 and for the year, he was 5-for-28 (.179). According to Stats Pass, that lowers his career average against the Royals to .354, ranking him fifth among active players behind Dustin Pedroia (.376), Ichiro Suzuki (.365), his teammate Erick Aybar (.363) and Joe Mauer (.355).