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* The Tigers-Diamondbacks game at Detroit was completed in 1 hour 54 minutes, matching the shortest in the majors this season. The White Sox and Expos played in 1:54 last Sunday.

* Jack Wilson's single gave him 100 hits in Pittsburgh's first 70 games, the quickest pace by a Pirate since Matty Alou got 100 hits in the team's first 63 games in 1969.

* The winner of the Texas series is supposed to get the Silver Boot, but the glass trophy is in pieces after getting broken in transit from Houston, which won it the last two years.

* Detroit's Alex Sanchez walked for only the sixth time this season in 281 plate appearances.

* Baltimore's Melvin Mora homered in his first at-bat after sitting out six games with a sprained ligament in his left foot, but left in the fifth after experiencing pain.