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• After having the most-used bullpen in the AL last year, the Royals' was the least used before Saturday's game with a total of 96 2/3 innings.

• Since the start of 2009, Shields has the third most innings pitched in the Majors (966). Ahead of him are Felix Hernandez (1,018 2/3) and Justin Verlander (1,007 2/3).

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• After having the most-used bullpen in the AL last year, the Royals' was the least used before Saturday's game with a total of 96 2/3 innings.

• Since the start of 2009, Shields has the third most innings pitched in the Majors (966). Ahead of him are Felix Hernandez (1,018 2/3) and Justin Verlander (1,007 2/3).

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• Friday night's loss made the Royals 7-8 in one-run decisions. They are 4-3 in two-run games.

• Bark at the Park, in which fans can sit with their dogs in designated areas, will be held Sunday, May 25, for the Angels game at Kauffman Stadium. Tickets must be purchased prior to the day of the game.

Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com.

Kansas City Royals, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, James Shields