August 13, 1996

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.

Tigers: Rookie Justin Thompson was scheduled to come off the disabled list for last night's start, but recurring problems with his left shoulder put off the start for a few days. . . . Todd Van Poppel will make his Tigers debut as tomorrow's starter against the Rangers in his hometown.

White Sox: Chicago announced that it had asked the commissioner's office to take its top draft pick, left-handed pitcher Bobby Seay, off their negotiating list. It was unable to reach contract agreement with the high school star from Sarasota, Fla., its spring training home.

Yankees: Dwight Gooden has allowed only seven earned runs in his last 60 2/3 innings, but has four straight no-decisions.

Pub Date: 8/13/96

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