Quote: "There was no message to send. If I wanted to send them a message, I'll write Joe [Torre] a letter. Once you get to the postseason, you throw it all out the window." -- Indians manager Mike Hargrove, dismissing talk that the New York-Cleveland series was anything more than four games in late September
It's a fact: The Tigers are 56-51 when homering at least once, and 4-37 when they don't homer.
Who's hot: Jason Giambi has 225 RBIs over two consecutive seasons, third-best in Oakland history.
Who's not: The Indians, who lost to the Yankees in last season's ALCS, won just three of the 10 games the two teams have played this year.