Seattle had no Costello to go with its Abbott and no Lewis to go with its Clark, but it had plenty of firepower. Glenn Abbott and Bryan Clark combined on a four-hitter that stopped the Twins 6-0 as their teammates pounded out 11 hits. The Mariners, who batted .307 for the week, had a club-record 19 safeties while zapping the Twins 11-1. Jeff Burroughs became the first Seattle player to wallop three homers in a game as Minnesota succumbed to an 18-hit attack 13-3. Burroughs had nine RBIs for the week; Tom Paciorek had six doubles, two homers and drove in 10 runs; and Richie Zisk added three homers and eight RBIs. Julio Cruz, who had tied the unofficial league record for consecutive steals before the strike, was gunned down by Angel Catcher Ed Ott when he went after his 33rd in a row.
Home runs by Dwayne Murphy and Mike Heath enabled the A's to take extra-inning games and improve their overtime record to 7-1. Murphy slammed a two-run shot in the 10th for a 4-2 defeat of California as Steve McCatty pitched a complete-game five-hitter. Heath's blast came in the 13th and finished off the Angels 8-7.
Bobby Grich of California socked five homers, two paying off in a 4-1 triumph over Seattle. Grich homered in the second inning of that contest, then settled the score with a three-run drive in the 11th.
With two out in the last of the ninth, a runner at third and Dave Winfield up, Manager Don Zimmer of the Rangers went to a rookie to protect his 1-0 lead. Zimmer replaced lefthander John Henry Johnson with righthander Dave Schmidt, who got Winfield to weakly ground out. New York was limited to four singles off Rick Honeycutt, who hurled the first 5? innings, and Jim Kern, who pitched the next three. Honeycutt (8-1) later beat Boston 3-0 on six hits. Earlier, Ranger Leftfielder Billy Sample, who had dropped a routine fly in the top of the ninth to let the Red Sox tie the score at 2-2, singled in the bottom of the inning and scored the winning run on a single by Jim Sundberg.
Jim Morrison, Tony Bernazard and Bill Almon of the White Sox also atoned for errors with vital hits that knocked off the Orioles 5-3. Baltimore got two home runs and six RBIs from Eddie Murray on Sunday, but lost to Chicago 8-7 in 10 innings when Harold Baines doubled and came home on a single by Bernazard.
Minnesota, which was 0-7 against Oakland in Part I, took two of three games from the A's. Longtime starter Jerry Koosman was effective in relief, saving a 6-2 decision over Oakland and a 6-1 verdict against Seattle. Kansas City (page 28) split eight games.
SEA 6-2 OAK 4-2 CHI 4-3 KC 4-4 TEX 3-3 MINN 3-5 CAL 1-5