Times: 8:35 p.m. EDT today and Saturday, 2:15 p.m. Sunday
Place: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis
TV/Radio: All games on WDCA-TV-20, WMAR-TV-2, WTOP-1500
Probable Pitchers: Today: Scott McGregor (1-2, 5.40 ERA) vs. Mike Smithson (3-2, 2.72); Saturday: Dennis Martinez (2-1, 3.79) vs. Ken Schrom (1-2, 6.38); Sunday: Mike Boddicker (3-1, 3.09) vs. John Butcher (2-1, 2.38, four complete games).
Data: Orioles have won their last three games and six of their last 10. Rookie third baseman Fritz Connally is batting .314. Second baseman Rich Dauer, after a one-for-23 start, has eight hits in his last 16 at bats. Catcher Rick Dempsey (.290) has 17 RBI, half his 1984 total. CF Fred Lynn has hit safely in 15 of 20 games. SS Cal Ripken (.270, 15 RBI) has played in 462 consecutive games, one short of Brooks Robinson's 1960-63 club record. The team is tied for second in the majors with 27 home runs.
Twins have won their last 10 games after losing nine straight. RF Tom Brunansky (.315, six HR, 17 RBI) leads the league with four game-winning RBI. The Twins lead the AL in batting (.284), doubles and total bases, paced by 3B Gary Gaetti (.269, 14 RBI), SS Greg Gagne (.299), LF Mickey Hatcher (.304) and CF Kirby Puckett (.323, 17 RBI), who leads the league with 31 hits. C Mark Salas is batting .382, after a surge of seven hits in 17 at bats. Pitching (3.79 ERA) has been a problem.