In a three-game series with the Expos, Pirates outfielder Barry Bonds went eight for 10 with two stolen bases, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. Manager Jim Leyland, asked if he had ever seen Bonds as hot, said, "I've never seen anybody that hot."
"Bonds killed us, but that's nothing new," Expos Manager Buck Rodgers said. "He's done that for a long time."
HOT AND COLD:
The Mets' Darryl Strawberry has a career-high 13-game hitting streak. . . . The Twins gave up 23 hits to the Royals Sunday; that's an AL high for this season, and the largest total ever for a Twins opponent. . . . The Blue Jays' George Bell has 11 RBI in five games. The Braves' Dale Murphy is one for his last 25.
Don Robinson had a pinch-hit home run off Bruce Hurst last Tuesday. It was the 12th homer of his career, but his first 11 had been while in the lineup as a pitcher. It took some time, but the Elias Sports Bureau has determined that the last pinch homer by a pitcher came Sept. 4, 1971, when Gary Peters of the Red Sox hit one off Phil Hennigan. Peters had also hit a pinch homer in his previous at-bat.
The Indians put right-hander John Farrell on the 15-day disabled list with tendinitis in his elbow. . . . Hall-of-Famer Roy Campanella, suffering with respiratory difficulties, has been readmitted to a Los Angeles area hospital and is scheduled for a series of tests. He was listed in stable condition.
The Florida city of Hialeah is naming its newest park for native son Bucky Dent, the recently fired Yankees manager. Dent will attend a ceremony making the name official tonight at City Hall, Mayor Julio Martinez said. The new park will have four baseball fields, a tower, basketball courts and a building for use by the handicapped.
AL President Bobby Brown cleared the Yankees of any tampering in the pursuit of free agent pitcher Alex Fernandez, whom the White Sox drafted and signed this month. The White Sox reportedly suspected the Yankees of wrongdoing in the scouting of Fernandez but never filed any formal charges. Investigations by the league uncovered no improprieties, Brown said, declaring the matter closed.