?Mariners pitchers Mike Moore and Mark Langston have started in consecutive games 22 times this year. Only once have they had back-to-back winning decisions.
?In their first six games against the Angels, in May, the Yankees were 5-1 and outscored California 33-16. In New York's last six meetings with the Angels, in August, the team went 1-5 and was outscored 61-26.
?In the last visits to Oakland by the East Division leaders, the Tigers and the Red Sox, the Athletics, the pacesetters in the West, were 6-0, and their pitchers allowed only four earned runs in 54 innings.