? Davey Johnson of the Mets earned his 400th victory as a manager in his 666th game. Only five managers have reached the 400 mark as quickly: Frank Chance (in 581 games), Earl Weaver (626), Billy Southworth (632), Al Lopez (633) and Leo Durocher (650).
? Boston Red Sox righthander Roger Clemens has a 25-4 road record since the start of the 1986 season.
?In the month of April, the entire Detroit Tigers infield committed only four errors. Throughout the majors, 26 in-fielders made at least that many errors in the month. White Sox third baseman Kenny Williams made 10.
?Twice last week San Diego catcher Benito Santiago threw out St. Louis speedster Vince Coleman trying to steal—and both times Santiago did it from his knees.
?During the last two years, pitcher Joaquin Andujar, now with Houston, has been on the disabled list because of a strained right forearm flexor muscle, a strained right hamstring, tendinitis in his right elbow, a strained oblique muscle in his left side and cartilage damage to his right knee.
?He's a lock for the Hall of Fame, but you wouldn't know it from Steve Carlton's final pitching totals for 1988: 92? innings, 20 hits, 19 runs, 5 walks and 5 strikeouts.
Before the Orioles' losing streak ended, the Baltimore Evening Sun ran a column under the byline of Slap Maxwell, the hard-bitten sportswriter of the TV sitcom. A sample:
"The Orioles' plight could all be part of a Communist plot....