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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.

On deck: The Athletics, still in the hunt for a wild-card spot, send Kevin Appier to the mound tonight in Oakland against the Minnesota Twins.

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