?After Tony La Russa was returned to power, the White Sox won 10 of their first 12, including seven in a row. Five times they won in their last time at bat.
?The Red Sox are an offensive team (they hit doubles in 31 consecutive games through May 20), but in only 28 of Bruce Hurst's last 73 starts have they scored more than three runs.
?Seventy-four of Mike Witt's 100 pitches in a 3-2 defeat in Baltimore May 21 were curveballs, including 17 in a row.
? Chili Davis is now hitting .563 (9 for 16) against Dwight Gooden. His on-base percentage is .632. "I wish I could concentrate against the other pitchers the way I do against him," said Davis.
?When Mike Brown hit a three-run, ninth-inning homer to beat Nolan Ryan in Houston May 20, it was the first time in 100 games that the Pirates had come from behind to win in the ninth. It was also their first homer in the Astrodome since pitcher Don Robinson hit one on May 28, 1984.
?If Gooden wins 25 games this season, he will have 66 victories before his 22nd birthday—16 fewer than Bob Feller had when he turned 22.
?When the Yankees called Dan Pasqua up from Columbus last season, he homered in his first game. He eventually was sent back, but when they recalled him, he again homered. When he was called up May 21, he homered in his first game again. Rumor has it that Lou Piniella is considering optioning Pasqua, who bats only against righthanders, to Columbus whenever the Yankees face lefties.
? Tim Raines doubled from both sides of the plate in the same inning May 18 in San Diego. He has reached base in every Montreal game this season.