By the numbers

August 25, 1996|By Buster Olney

The Boston Red Sox's Roger Clemens is 23-7 in his career against California, and 12-0 with a 1.03 ERA in his past 12 starts against the Angels at Fenway Park.

Since Mark Thompson rejoined the Colorado Rockies' rotation after the All-Star break, opposing hitters are 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position.

In 19 games at Jacobs Field, the Detroit Tigers have been outscored by the Cleveland Indians 123-54.

Jeff King hit his 25th homer Thursday, the most by a right-handed-hitting Pittsburgh Pirate since Bill Robinson hit 24 in 1979.

St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Andy Benes was beaten by Colorado on Wednesday, ending his winning streak at 10 games, leaving him five behind Bob Gibson's club record, set in 1968.

Why doesn't Greg Maddux have more wins? The Braves have scored two or fewer runs in 11 of his 28 starts. Opponents are hitting .242 against him after batting .197 last year.

Minnesota Twins second baseman Chuck Knoblauch has an outside chance of scoring 150 runs this year. He would become the first major-leaguer to do so since Ted Williams scored 150 in 1949.

Colorado's Vinny Castilla had just five homers by June 5. He hit his 30th on Aug. 16.

Pub Date: 8/25/96

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