Quote: "It's worse [than the 9-23 start] because we looked like we'd gotten past that." - Tigers manager Phil Garner, on the team's recent slump
It's a fact: The Twins enter their final homestand of the season as the only American League team with a total attendance under 1 million.
Who's hot: The Indians' Manny Ramirez has 30 homers for the third straight year despite missing 44 games.
Who's not: The Devil Rays' Vinny Castilla has not homered since May 27.
On deck: The first-place Mariners have adjusted the rotation so their top four starters will face the second-place Athletics in the showdown series at Safeco Field Sept. 21-24.