Before Sunday's game against Detroit at Yankee Stadium, New York teammates Dave Winfield (.3410) and Don Mattingly (.3395) were one-two in the American League batting race. But as they prepared for their final at bats in the eighth inning, Mattingly's 3 for 4 performance had put him ahead of Winfield, who had gone 1 for 3, by .0012. "At that point I felt nobody could be a loser," Mattingly said later. Mattingly's bad-hop single past Tiger second baseman Scott Earl and Win-field's fielder's-choice grounder sewed up the title for Mattingly .3433 to .3404. Indeed, nobody was really a loser.