Times: 8:05 tonight, 7:35 Saturday, 2:05 Sunday.
Place: Memorial Stadium, Baltimore
TV/Radio: All games on Home Team Sports, WTOP-1500 radio.
Probable pitchers: Tonight: Dennis Martinez (2-2, 5.75 ERA) vs. Ken Schrom (2-2, 6.39), Saturday: Mike Boddicker (4-1, 3.43) vs. John Butcher (3-2, 3.28), Sunday: Ken Dixon (3-0, 1.52) vs. Frank Viola (5-2, 3.98).
Data: Orioles are still in first place in the AL East, having won 10 of their last 13 games. They lead the majors with 35 home runs, including 14 in last seven games, and have a 9-2 record at home. Shortstop Cal Ripken is batting .327, the fifth best average in the AL. He is second in runs batted in with 23. The last time the teams met, in Minnesota last weekend, Ripken went 10 for 15 with three homers, three doubles and 11 RBI. The teams totaled 44 runs and 69 hits in the series. Dixon leads the AL in earned run average.
Minnesota center fielder Kirby Puckett leads AL with .350 average and 42 hits. He hit eight for 15 against the Orioles in the three-game series. The Twins lead the AL in hitting with a .295 average. Viola leads the league in victories. Mickey Hatcher (.316) is second in AL in hits (36). Tom Brunansky leads the Twins with six homers.