Tigers: Tony Clark struck out in the first inning to bring Detroit's season total to 1,186, breaking the AL record it set in 1991. Eight more strikeouts followed, leaving the team nine shy of the major-league mark of 1,203 set by the 1968 New York Mets. reliever Mike Myers made his 80th appearance of the season, tying the team record set by Willie Hernandez.
Indians: Albert Belle needs four more home runs and nine more RBIs to have a 50-150 season.
Royals: Although Kansas City is last in the AL with 702 runs, it is on pace to reach its highest total since scoring 784 in 1982.
Reds: Jeff Brantley needs one save to set a franchise record. He is currently tied with John Franco, who had 39 in 1988.
Rangers: Ivan Rodriguez was hit high in the chest by a pitch from Bob Wolcott in the first inning. Rodriguez was down for seven minutes before taking first base. He remained in the game at catcher.Mets: Bernard Gilkey needs only four RBIs to top Howard Johnson, who holds the Mets' club record of 117 set in 1992.
Phillies: Jim Eisenreich, who's out for the year with a foot injury, finished the season hitting .361 in 107 games, the highest average by a Phillie with 300 or more at-bats since Smoky Burgess hit .368 in 1954.
Twins: Paul Molitor, at age 40, is the only Minnesota player to play every game this season. The last Twin to play in all 162 was Gary Gaetti in 1984.
Pub Date: 9/20/96