Quote: "They definitely deserve those nods. I just hope I've earned some consideration."
-- Rangers pitcher John Burkett, who is behind Aaron Sele, Rick Helling and Esteban Loaiza in the playoff rotation.
It's a fact: Bartolo Colon, Charles Nagy and Dave Burba have a combined 50-24 record, giving the Indians three 15-game winners in a season for the first time since Early Wynn, Bob Lemon and Herb Score in 1956.
Who's hot: The Rangers' Ivan Rodriguez has 196 hits, five shy of the major-league record for a catcher set by Mike Piazza with the Dodgers in 1997.
Who's not: The White Sox's Jim Parque has lost nine straight decisions and hasn't won since July 7, a span of 14 starts.
On deck: The Yankees travel to Tampa Bay, looking for revenge after the Devil Rays won three of four at Yankee Stadium last week.
Pub Date: 10/01/99