?Only 9 of the 68 American League pitchers who had 40 or more innings through Sunday had not committed a balk.
? Frank Viola was 17-0 in his last 23 starts in the Metro-dome, including postseason games. The Twins' domefield advantage is so great that when the Athletics, who held a nine-game lead over Minnesota, arrived on June 3, the betting line for the first game was even, despite the fact that Oakland was starting ace pitcher Dave Stewart against Les Straker. The A's won 8-5.
?Last May, Baltimore's Eddie Murray, Terry Kennedy, Larry Sheets and Jim Dwyer had a total of 33 homers. This May they had three.
? Rick Mahler's seven-game winning streak for the Atlanta Braves included two wins in relief—one over Jose Oquendo—and two crafty 11-hitters.
?At week's end Ozzie Smith had 14 career regular-season homers, all righthanded. He has one in the postseason. It was lefthanded.
? Doug DeCinces is batting .171 as of June 5 in Japan.