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AL Notables

* The Yankees have batted around 30 times this season.

* The crowd of 41,932 put the Angels over the 3 million mark in attendance for the second year in a row -- and just the second time ever.

* White Sox starter Jose Contreras lost for the fourth time in five starts. He has allowed 15 runs and 15 hits in his last two outings, which lasted a combined 4 2/3 innings.

* Toronto's Carlos Delgado hit his 19th career homer in Texas, more than he has in any other opposing stadium.

* Texas's Michael Young had his 63d multihit game of the season. He has 191 hits.

* Rangers reliever Michael Tejera struck out the first four batters he faced. He became the 28th pitcher used this season by Texas, a club record.

* Oakland lefthander Barry Zito improved to 17-3 in his career in September.

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