Alan Trammell was having the best summer of his career. He started June on a high note with a 21-game hitting streak that lasted until June 17th. By then, he was hitting .355/.406/.542 but they were still trailing the Blue Jays by 5.5 games, even after taking two out of three from them in Toronto.
His partner on the left side of the infield, Darnel Coles was struggling. After coming over from Seattle in the winter of 1985, Coles had a great year in 1986, hitting .286 with 20 home runs and 86 RBIs. However, heading into June, Coles was sent to the bench after starting the season batting .