Quote: "We have a tough schedule. Cleveland has a tough schedule, and I'm sure the Yankees do, too. But if it was easy, it wouldn't be any fun. This is going to be fun." - reliever Rod Beck, whose Red Sox have 31 games in the final 30 days of the season, and six of nine opponents are in playoff contention
It's a fact: Tennis star Monica Seles took batting practice with the Yankees before last night's game.
Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Dave Martinez has a 21-game hitting streak.
Who's not: The Mariners' Jamie Moyer and Aaron Sele are a combined 0-9 with a 9.53 ERA in their past 11 starts.
On deck: Maryland alumnus Eric Milton of the Twins opposes Arundel High grad Denny Neagle of the Yankees today.