Quote: "He's the best I've seen. I faced [Roger] Clemens in his early years and Nolan [Ryan]. Pedro is better." -- Edgar Martinez, Mariners DH, on Boston's Pedro Martinez.
It's a fact: Toronto has batted around 12 times this season.
Who's hot: The Blue Jays' Tony Fernandez is 16-for-30 (.533) in his last eight games.
Who's not: Twins pitchers Mike Lincoln and LaTroy Hawkins are a combined 1-11 with a 7.31 ERA.