Quote: "I've been trying to shut up and let the players play. I let them have it a few times in Texas [last week] and they didn't respond."
Athletics manager Art Howe
It's a fact: Mike Sweeney's double for the Royals last night moved him into a tie for the league lead with K.C.'s Jermaine Dye and Toronto's Shawn Green at 43.
Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Green has 355 total bases, second in club history to George Bell's 369 in 1987.
Who's not: After last night's defeat, the Twins have lost four straight.
On deck: The next home run for the Mariners' Ken Griffey will be the 399th of his career, tying him for 30th place all time.
Pub Date: 9/30/99