?In the Cubs' 2-1, 16-inning victory over the Reds on May 22, Chicago's hot-hitting outfielder Andre Dawson set a major league record by drawing five intentional walks. Three of them came with first base occupied.
?As of Sunday, the Blue Jays' Kelly Gruber had hit 12 of his 13 homers at home. The record for most home runs at home in one year is 39, set by Detroit's Hank Greenberg in 1938.
?Brewers reliever Dan Plesac allowed seven runs in the ninth inning against the Mariners on May 21. He had not yielded more than two runs in a game since Sept. 7, 1987. When asked the last time he had been hit so hard, Plesac said, "When I was 12 and stole $20 from my father's wallet."