Quote: "We've got to make sure we've got [Doug] Brocail ready for next year. I would think that would be priority one in the bullpen." - Tigers closer Todd Jones, of the team's setup man, who is scheduled for bone-chip surgery tomorrow
It's a fact: A new commercial symbol appeared just above the right-field roof at Fenway Park: a replica of a container of Hood chocolate milk, a company based in Massachusetts.
Who's hot: The Indians' Manny Ramirez has reached base in 43 straight games, a league high.
Who's not: The Tigers' Steve Sparks has a 4.98 ERA in September after a 1.68 ERA in August.
On deck: The Twins are within reach of the team record of 332 doubles, set in 1996.