• Royals manager Ned Yost was pleased with the progress made by Danny Duffy, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last June. Duffy allowed two runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings during his second rehab start with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Friday.
"He's right on schedule," Yost said. "Fastball was up to 94 [mph]. He had better command of his breaking stuff and his changeup. He threw the ball fine."
• The Royals have lost six straight day games since winning 10 of their first 13 day games this season.
• The Rangers hit two home runs in their 7-2 win over Kansas City in Friday's series opener, and Royals opponents have homered in 12 of their last 13 games. The Royals have hit just three home runs in their last 15 games.
• Infielders Elliot Johnson and Chris Getz beat Rangers pitchers Justin Grimm and Derek Holland in the Dairy MAX egg toss before Royals catcher George Kottaras beat Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross in the cow milking contest.