Quote: "Today is definitely sobering. ... The bottom line is we won't get to roll the dice in October, and that meant a lot to us." - Arizona manager Buck Showalter, whose job is said to be in jeopardy after the Diamondbacks were eliminated from contention Tuesday.
Who's hot: Florida's Ryan Dempster is the second Canadian after Ferguson Jenkins to strike out more than 200 batters in a season.
Who's not: Former Supremes singer Mary Wilson botched the national anthem's words before the Mets-Braves game in New York on Tuesday night.
On deck: San Francisco at Los Angeles tonight, with the Giants two off a franchise-record 221 homers set in 1947 in New York and the Dodgers' 208 even with a franchise record set in Brooklyn in 1953.