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* It was the first home game for the Rangers since their altercation with fans near the visitor's bullpen in Oakland, Calif., Sept. 13, but there was no extra security near the Athletics' bullpen and no problems were reported.

* The Devil Rays need to go 6-7 to achieve their first 70-win season.

* Estaban Loaiza of the Yankees started for the first time since Aug. 27.

* Mark Teixeira of the Rangers has 94 of his 108 RBIs since June 2.

* Juan Uribe had the White Sox' first pinch-hit grand slam since Joe De Sa's on Sept. 12, 1985.

* Michael Young became the first Texas player with two 200-hit seasons.

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