It's a fact

Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks is 27-1 in his past 38 September appearances, including 37 starts.


Greg Maddux of the Braves is one victory shy of tying Cy Young's record of winning 15 games for 15 straight seasons.

The number

47: Starts the Reds' Ken Griffey has been limited to this season because of hamstring, knee and hip injuries.

Who's hot

Wade Miller of the Astros tied a team record by winning his 12th straight decision.

Who's not

Matt Morris of the Cardinals is 1-2 with a 6.14 ERA since he was activated from the disabled list on Sept. 10.

Line of the day

Magglio Ordonez, W. Sox RF

AB ........... R ..... H ..... RBI ..... HR

4 .............. 3 ...... 3 ........ 4 ......... 2

On deck

Jarrod Washburn looks to clinch the Angels' first playoff spot since 1986 today against Seattle.

He said it

"I've won things in other cities, but it wasn't like this. This is why I signed with the Yankees, for a chance to have special moments like this."

Steve Karsay, Yankees reliever, on winning the American League East

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