Times: 10:35 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:15 p.m. Thursday.

Place: Oakland Coliseum

TV-Radio: HTS, Tuesday and Wednesday; WTOP-1500, all games.

Probable Starters: Tuesday: Mike Boddicker (6-1, 2.98 ERA) vs. Bill Krueger (4-3, 3.36); Wednesday: Scott McGregor (1-4, 7.92) vs. Don Sutton (3-4, 7.58); Thursday: Ken Dixon (4-1, 2.92) vs. Tim Birtsas (0-0, 0.00)

Data: Baltimore's Cal Ripken, after a slow April, has hit .388 with five home runs and 17 RBI in May . . . Rick Dempsey, meanwhile, is going the other way. After the best offensive start of his career, Dempsey had only four hits in his first 32 at bats in May . . . The Orioles lead the American League with 47 home runs . . . Since April 23, the Orioles have won 15 of 22 games.

Oakland's Mike Davis, who totaled 17 homers in his first two seasons, leads the league with 12 homers and 32 RBI. Dave Kingman is second in the AL with nine homers. The A's are getting a surprising performance from reliever Jay Howell. He had seven saves last season, but has nine this year to place him among the major-league leaders.