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• The second and final day of the Royals Coat Drive is Friday night. Coats, blankets, gloves and other winter items will be collected from 6 to 8 p.m. CT outside the Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium. Cash donations will be accepted for autographed balls and photo cards.

• The Royals' 3-0 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night was their 12th shutout victory, the most since 1992. Bruce Chen has started three of those games.

• Close games have become a habit for the Royals. Prior to Thursday night, they had 48 one-run decisions (25-23). They also had 32 two-run games (11-21).

• The second and final day of the Royals Coat Drive is Friday night. Coats, blankets, gloves and other winter items will be collected from 6 to 8 p.m. CT outside the Diamond Club at Kauffman Stadium. Cash donations will be accepted for autographed balls and photo cards.

• The Royals' 3-0 win over the White Sox on Wednesday night was their 12th shutout victory, the most since 1992. Bruce Chen has started three of those games.

• Close games have become a habit for the Royals. Prior to Thursday night, they had 48 one-run decisions (25-23). They also had 32 two-run games (11-21).