Athletics: Oakland has lost seven consecutive games to the Tigers.
Rangers: Texas has lost five of six overall. Juan Gonzalez, who leads the majors with 119 RBIs, is 0-for-6 since missing three games because of a stiff neck.
Royals: Kansas City leads the AL with 87 sacrifices (38 bunts and 49 flies).
Pub Date: 8/15/98