The numbers game

June 18, 1995

*In case you feel a need to temper your excitement over Curtis Goodwin: in his first 12 games in the big leagues, Jeff Stone had 10 multi-hit games.

* Oakland first baseman Mark McGwire hit five homers totaling 710 yards in Boston last weekend, 132 more yards than his brother Dan tossed for the Seattle Seahawks last year.

* Through games of Thursday night, Reds left fielder Ron Gant was hitting .228 with six homers before the eighth inning, and .500 with eight homers after the eighth.

* Expos outfielder Rondell White went 11-for-16 with 10 runs scored and seven RBIs in three games against the Giants last weekend.

* The Indians are leading the league in team batting average and ERA, and the last team to do that was the 1971 Orioles.

* The Florida Marlins have placed 12 players on the disabled list so far this year, and eight are currently sidelined.

* Minnesota is getting outscored by an average of 2.17 runs per game. The 1962 Mets, generally regarded as the worst team in baseball history, were outscored by an average of 2.08 runs per game.

* More Twins: It took Minnesota just 44 games to fall 20 games out of first place, the fastest descent in club history.

* Roger Clemens has not beaten Toronto since Aug. 3, 1992, going 0-5 vs. the Blue Jays since then.

* Since Matt Williams went down with a broken foot, his replacements are 23-for-52 (through Friday's game) with a triple, three homers and 10 RBIs.

* Playing against their NL Central brethren the last few weeks, the Reds went 17-3.

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