Angels: Brad Pennington, claimed from Boston on waivers Friday, pitched a perfect sixth in his first appearance for California.

Astros: Houston has been in first place or tied for first place in the NL Central for 20 of the past 22 days. After 43 games in 1994, Houston had an identical 21-22 record, but was in third place in the Central, seven games behind the Reds.

Braves: Jeff Blauser has 11 of Atlanta's 34 errors this year.

Cubs: Including yesterday, Mark Grace has appeared in 1,186 games at first base for the Cubs, the fifth-highest total at that position in club history behind Cap Anson (2,059), Charlie Grimm (1,321), Ernie Banks (1,259) and Phil Cavarretta (1,207).

Giants: Jose Bautista pitched six innings, the longest outing by a San Francisco reliever since he went 6 2/3 innings last Aug. 12 against Chicago.

Mets: This was the second time Todd Hundley has homered from both sides of the plate in a game. He did it on June 18, 1994 against Florida.

Reds: Cincinnati is 15-0 when leading after eight innings and 0-16 when trailing after eight. . . . The Reds have made five errors in 12 May games. . . . Eric Davis leads the team with a .375 average (12-for-32) with runners in scoring position. The team average is .244.

Rangers: Rusty Greer left the game in the eighth inning after crashing into the wall while catching Eddie Murray's line drive to left field.

Tigers: Detroit pitchers have allowed 77 homers in 44 games. . . . The Tigers led at some point in 16 of their past 25 losses.

Yankees: New York has scored five or more runs in an inning 11 times this season, most in the majors. . . . The Yankees have won 34 of their past 44 overall at home since Aug. 21, 1995.

Pub Date: 5/19/96

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