Angels pitcher Mark Langston is turning back questions about his supposed lack of intestinal fortitude. He has won eight of his last nine decisions and is 5-1 after Angels losses this year. His overall record is 9-2. He didn't reach victory No. 9 last year until Sept. 11.
* The Athletics' top three relievers -- Gene Nelson, Rick Honeycutt and Dennis Eckersley -- pitched in the same game for the first time this year on Wednesday. Last year, they appeared together 16 times and the A's won 15 of those games.
* Mariners pitcher Bill Krueger is only in the starting rotation because the Mariners don't have any other option, but he is making the most of the opportunity. He's 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in six starts and has pitched into the seventh inning in five of them.