NOTABLE American League

May 21, 1993

* ATHLETICS: Oakland has not been swept in a three-game series this year. . . . Oakland's 20 days in last place in the AL West is its longest since its 25 days from June 29 to July 22, 1986. . . . Storm Davis is winless in an Oakland uniform since Sept. 24, 1989.

* BLUE JAYS: Toronto has gotten at least 10 hits in eight straight bTC games. . . . John Olerud went 1-for-2 last night and raised his league-leading average to .419. He was walked three times, once intentionally.

* BREWERS: Milwaukee (16-21) is five games under .500 for the first time since Sept. 20, 1991. Graeme Lloyd, the Brewers' left-hander from Australia, had a 15-inning scoreless streak that was broken yesterday.

* MARINERS: With eight homers this month, Jay Buhner already has equaled the club record for homers in May.

* RANGERS: Rafael Palmeiro's homer last night was the 100th of his career. Palmeiro got the 1,000th hit of his career last Sunday. . . . The Rangers placed left-hander Craig Lefferts on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday with a strained neck and recalled right-hander Roger Pavlik from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Lefferts is 1-5 with an 8.12 ERA.

* ROYALS: Kansas City has taken Mark Gubicza -- ineffective as a starter while trying to come back from the shoulder injury that sidelined him for the second half of last season -- out of the rotation. The Royals called up left-hander Chris Haney to take his start today. Gubicza was 0-4 with a 6.55 ERA in six starts this season. . . . The Royals put pitcher Dennis Rasmussen on the 15-day disabled list to make room for Haney. Rasmussen has a foot injury. . . . The Royals have gone 47 series without a sweep. Their last was June 5-7, 1992 against Seattle.

* RED SOX: Danny Darwin has won his past four starts with an ERA of 0.65. He lost his first four starts of the season with an 8.20 ERA. . . . Boston's homerless streak reached 61 innings. The Red Sox haven't hit a homer in Fenway Park in 81 innings. . . . Frank Viola, who won his first three starts of the year, wasn't involved in yesterday's decision and is 1-3 in his past five starts.

* TIGERS: Tony Phillips has started at six positions for the Tigers this season. He's played all three outfield positions, third base, second base and been the designated hitter. In the three-game series against the Brewers, Phillips was 7-for-16 with four runs scored and five RBI.

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