Record: Indians pitcher Bartolo Colon broke the AL Division Series record for consecutive scoreless innings in one series. Colon's 14 innings broke the 1981 mark of Athletics pitcher Mike Norris (9 innings). David Wells has the DS career record of 15 innings set in 1997 against the Indians and 1998 against the Texas Rangers.
Tie: Juan Gonzalez's second-inning homer was his second in two days and gave him eight Division Series homers, tying him with teammate Jim Thome. In all postseason games, Thome has 17 in 54 games, one less than Reggie Jackson (77 games) and Mickey Mantle (65 games). Active players trailing Thome are the Yankees' David Justice and Bernie Williams with 13. Justice has played in 96 games and Williams 70. Babe Ruth hit 15 homers in 41 World Series games.
New leader: Indians shortstop Omar Vizquel stole the 10th base of his Division Series career to take over first place. In the series, Vizquel is batting .444 (8-for-18).
Let's go: Despite the short turnaround, Vizquel said he's glad his teammates won't have much time to stew over Sunday's loss. "It's a good thing we don't have a day off to think about this," said Vizquel after the Tribe gave up six runs in the final three innings, wasting a strong six innings by Colon.
On deck: The ALCS begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. If Oakland defeats New York, the Indians will have home-field advantage and play at Jacobs Field Wednesday and Thursday night. If the Yankees win, the Indians would play Wednesday and Thursday at Yankee Stadium, then play at Jacobs Field Saturday, Sunday and next Monday.
Tickets: ALCS tickets for games at Jacobs Field are available through TicketMaster outlets. Consumers are advised that TicketMaster does not refund service charges for games that aren't played.
Not in the clutch: In the regular season, the Mariners batted .295 with runners in scoring position. In the first three games of this series, Indians pitching limited Seattle batters to .133. Sunday, the Mariners connected twice in four scoring chances.
Elimination games: The Mariners are 6-3 in playoff elimination games. One of those losses was to Cleveland in the 1995 ALCS Game 6. Since 1995, the Tribe has a 5-5 record in elimination games. Two of the wins came against the Yankees in the 1997 ALDS.
Rain delay: The start of Sunday's game was delayed 2 hours, 20 minutes because of rain showers.
Overdue: Indians leadoff batter Kenny Lofton, who went 0-for-4 Sunday and is batting. 067 in the series, says he's overdue. "It's playoff time," said the center-fielder after what might have been his final home game at Jacobs Field. "It's time for me to step up and do something."
-- Tom Williams