Athletics: Damon Mashore is batting .448 (13-for-29) with nine runs scored in seven games as the leadoff batter.
Brewers: Jeromy Burnitz broke an 0-for-15 slump against his former team, the Indians, with a single in the sixth.
Cubs: Chicago lost its final three road games in 1996, and is 0-7 away from Wrigley Field this year.
Giants: Barry Bonds, who went 0-for-3, with a walk, has reached base in all 15 games this season.
Indians: The team hit back-to-back homers for the first time since September, when Jim Thome, Albert Belle and Julio Franco went deep against the Angels.
Marlins: Leadoff man Kurt Abbott went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and is in a 1-for-14 slump.
Mets: Lance Johnson has drawn 12 walks in 15 games. Last year, the team's leadoff man walked only 33 times in 160 games.
Pirates: Rookie Jose Guillen is 14-for-31 (.452) in nine starts since opening the season 1-for-20.
Pub Date: 4/20/97