?Brian Fisher is the first Pirate pitcher since Dock Ellis in 1973 to win his first three decisions of the season.
?Dodger pitcher Timothy (Doc) Leary is 16-1 since last season—11-1 in the Mexican League, 3-0 in spring training and 2-0 for L.A. in the regular season through Sunday.
?When Boston's Steve Ellsworth beat the Detroit Tigers 11-3 on April 21, he and his father, Dick, became the first father-son combination to win games for the Red Sox. Joe Frank Wood pitched for Boston in 1944, but unlike his father. Smoky Joe, he never won a game. Allen Ripley had a 5-6 record for the Sox in 1978 and '79, but his dad, Walter, was 0-0 for Boston in 1935.