Astros: Houston batters have been hit by pitches 79 times, breaking the NL mark set by the 1910 Cardinals and matched by the 1971 Expos.

Blue Jays: Toronto's 273 appearances from its bullpen are the fewest in the AL.

Braves: Atlanta's six-game losing streak was its longest since a seven-game losing streak from July 31-Aug. 7, 1990.

Cardinals: Brian Jordan (Milford Mill) was hitless in 14 straight at-bats before his second-inning single.

Indians: Kenny Lofton stole his major-league-leading 73rd base and has 12 steals in the past seven games. . . . With their 124th straight sellout, the Indians went over 3 million in attendance for the first time.

Mariners: Alex Rodriguez leads the AL with 361 total bases. The AL record for shortstops is 368 by Cal Ripken in 1991. Ernie Banks set the major-league record for shortstops with 379 in 1958. . . . Seattle swept the three-game series, the first time it has swept a series at the Metrodome.

Marlins: Center fielder Devon White, slowed by a nagging rib-cage injury, was a late scratch.

Reds: Shortstop Barry Larkin sat out with a strained right hip flexor. He's expected back tomorrow.

Rockies: Colorado extended its major-league record for home-park homers to 141.

White Sox: The first five Chicago hits were bases-empty homers.

Pub Date: 9/16/96

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