* The Royals have won 17 games this season when going without a home run – tied for the second-most in the majors (Boston 19).
* The White Sox have now lost seven of their last eight games, after allowing four home runs in an 8-4 loss to Minnesota yesterday.
* While James Shields has allowed fewer than three earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts, he has gone nine consecutive starts without a single victory (thanks to just 11 runs of support over stretch).
* Hector Santiago has not allowed more than three earned runs once in 11 career starts – the second-longest active streak in the majors (Jeff Locke, 12).
* No player in MLB history has driven in more runs against the Royals than Paul Konerko (142).