?The Royals haven't had a complete-game victory since Charlie Leibrandt beat Minnesota on June 6.
?On Aug. 6 in Pittsburgh, Expo fireballer Floyd Youmans tied high school teammate Dwight Gooden with his 11th victory, throwing 90 of his 126 pitches at 90 mph or faster. In Youmans's first 12 appearances (including 11 starts) his record was 4-5, 5.91, in his last 12 (all starts), 7-2, 2.35, and in those 12 starts the opposition was 7 for 72 (.090) with runners in scoring position.
?The last time Nolan Ryan or Tom Seaver won as many as 17 games was 1977.
?There are seven pitchers on active AL rosters who won 17 or more games last season. In a 13-day period ending Aug. 4 three of them—Joaquin Andujar, Mike Moore and Bret Saberhagen—pitched in relief, and a fourth, Ron Guidry, started for the Albany-Colonie Yankees. Dave Stieb, last year's league ERA leader, also saw duty in relief.
?In 70 games as a leadoff hitter Tim Raines is batting .323 with 47 runs, 17 doubles, 4 triples, 7 homers, 28 RBIs and 35 stolen bases. In 27 games batting third, Raines is hitting .355 with 16 runs, 6 doubles, 6 triples, 1 homer, 17 RBIs and 12 stolen bases.
?For years Montreal's Jay Tibbs was told that he didn't pitch inside enough. When he hit Jim Morrison with a pitch in Pittsburgh Aug. 4, it was a career first—in his 456th major league inning.
?The Orioles Storm Davis is 10-0 against the Rangers, while the White Sox' Floyd Bannister has lost 11 straight to the Red Sox.
?In 1985, Jose DeLeon was 2-19 for the Pirates. In 1986 for the White Sox, he beat Roger Clemens twice in six days.