Quote: "What have I been saying all year? It is going to come down to the final series. I wish I had been wrong." - Oakland manager Art Howe on tight playoff race between his Athletics, Seattle and Cleveland.
It's a fact: The Royals have given up 231 homers, the most in the majors.
Who's hot: Seattle's Aaron Sele has a 2.55 ERA in the month of September.
Who's not: The Yankees have lost 11 of their past 14 games.
On deck: The Yankees will once again try to clinch the AL East tonight when they finish a three-game series against Tampa Bay.