* Blue Jays OF Devon White is 1 triple away from joining a very exclusive group of players who have reached double figures in doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases. The others are Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby (twice), Willie Mays (4 times), Babe Ruth (twice), Ryne Sandberg and Tris Speaker (twice). White has 37 doubles, 9 triples, 14 home runs and 32 stolen bases.
* When 19-year-old pitcher Todd Van Poppel made his major-league debut for the Athletics on Wednesday, he became the fourth teen-ager to start a game for the A's. Van Poppel was 19 years and 276 days old on Wednesday, older than Tim Conroy (18 years, 81 days) and Mike Morgan (18 years, 246 days) were when they made their debuts with the A's in 1978, but younger than Vida Blue (19 years, 357 days) was when he made his 1969 debut.
* The Tigers were shut out just 3 times in their first 127 games this year, but they have been shut out 4 times in their past 15.