QUOTES OF THE WEEK
?"I'm the best second baseman the Orioles don't have."—Alan Wiggins, batting .205 at Rochester, on why he should have been recalled.
?"He couldn't cut me if he hit me in the lip with a fastball."—Giants manager Roger Craig on possible Cy Young Award winner Bobby Ojeda.
?"I sure hope we don't lose this thing by one game, because I have two game-winning RBIs against the Red Sox this year, and I feel awful about that."—Outfielder David Henderson, acquired by Boston from Seattle. (He actually has only one GWRBI.)
THE JOAQUIN ANDUJAR QUOTE OF THE WEEK
Explaining why he has decided not to retire at the end of the season, the A's pitcher said, "I'll make everybody more money that way. I know you guys have to have something to write about or you don't get paid. I'm just trying to help."
?In Bo Jackson's major league debut, he got his first hit against a future Hall of Famer ( Steve Carlton), just missed a home run as the ball hooked foul, and almost hit into a 5-4-3 triple play.
? Jim Rice's grand slam Sept. 5 was his first homer with more than one runner on base since June 10, 1985. Two days later, he hit another grand slam.
? Indians catcher Andy Allanson has 18 errors and 12 passed balls, and he rarely catches either of the team's knuckleballers, Tom Candiotti or Phil Niekro.
?All four divisional leaders had at least 3�-game leads on Sept. 1. Since divisional play began in 1969, only four teams have led by three or more games on Sept. 1 and not finished first.