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Crown points

• The Royals dropped to 6-5 on Sundays this season, their best mark on any day of the week.

• Shields is 7-3 in 12 career starts against the Rangers, lowering his ERA against them to 2.66 in Saturday's win. He's allowed only two earned runs in his last 23 innings against them.

• The Royals are one of three teams, the others being the Orioles and Cardinals, to have won at least three more games on the road than at home this season. Kansas City is 13-17 on the road and 10-14 at home this year.

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