?Tiger ace reliever Willie Hernandez has allowed 13 earned runs in 17? innings since Aug. 1, and in two years, after Aug. 1, he is 4-8 with a 6.05 ERA.
?The run at the homer and RBI titles by Oakland rookie Jose Canseco reminds one that the last rookie to become the home run champ was Al Rosen and the last rookie to win the RBI title was Walter Dropo, both in 1950.
?The only teams with losing home records are the Pirates, the Expos, the Orioles and the White Sox.
? Royals lefthander Danny Jackson has allowed eight earned runs in his last five starts and has one win.
? Bert Blyleven tied Robin Roberts' gopher-ball record of 46 in three fewer starts and 42? fewer innings.
?This was Earl Weaver's first losing season since 1957, when his Fitzgerald, Ga., Class A team went 65-74.
?Mike Kingery Night at the Metrodome on Sept. 23 drew 700 fans from his hometown of Atwater, Minn., not bad considering that Atwater has a population of 1,128. Kingery also got four hits.