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• With his 103rd RBI on Wednesday night, Billy Butler tied George Brett (1988) and Raul Ibanez (2002) for the 17th-best seasons in club history.

• Reliever Vin Mazzaro marked his 26th birthday on Thursday. He shares the date with former Royals pitcher Dave Wickersham, 77, who notched the first save in team history on April 12, 1969, at Oakland.

• Irving Falu's three hits on Wednesday night boosted his average to .379 (25-for-66) in 19 games. He's 10-for-22 (.455) from the right-hand side.

• With his 103rd RBI on Wednesday night, Billy Butler tied George Brett (1988) and Raul Ibanez (2002) for the 17th-best seasons in club history.

• Reliever Vin Mazzaro marked his 26th birthday on Thursday. He shares the date with former Royals pitcher Dave Wickersham, 77, who notched the first save in team history on April 12, 1969, at Oakland.

• Irving Falu's three hits on Wednesday night boosted his average to .379 (25-for-66) in 19 games. He's 10-for-22 (.455) from the right-hand side.