August 13, 1996

Angels: As of game time, neither Jim Abbott nor agent Scott Boras had contacted general manager Bill Bavasi as to whether Abbott (1-15, 7.79 ERA) would accept Sunday's demotion to Triple-A Vancouver. . . . Mark Langston will miss tomorrow night's scheduled start because of irritation in his right knee.

Astros: Craig Biggio went 0-for-4 and failed to reach base for the first time in 32 games.

Cubs: Jaime Navarro has walked fewer than three batters in 18 of his 26 starts. . . . Chicago is 15-11 in games that Navarro has started. He has worked at least eight innings 10 times.

Rangers: Kevin Elster singled in the fourth to break an 0-for-20 slump.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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