* The Cubs didn't figure to make much of an attempt to re-sign P Rick Sutcliffe after a couple of injury-filled seasons, but he may have changed their minds with a strong performance in his 6 starts since coming off the disabled list. He's 3-1 with a 2.21 ERA in those 6 games.
* Just to put the recent 13-strikeout performance by converted Indians reliever Doug Jones into perspective, only 2 other pitchers -- Nolan Ryan and Dwight Gooden -- have struck out more than 13 in a game this year. Jones has made 3 major-league starts since he made the transition from stopper to starter, and he has won them all.
* Angels reserve OF Dave Gallagher has 29 RBI this year, and 14 of them have come against the Orioles and White Sox, the 2 teams that got rid of him last year.