Leading off: Sept. 11 remembrances, key AL East matchup

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REMEMBERING THE DAY

At Great American Ball Park, Camden Yards and every stadium where a big league game is played, there will be tributes to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Players, managers, coaches and umpires will wear caps with flag patches, and there will be moments of silence and other remembrances.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: New York Yankees' team members kneel and observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the World Trade Center terrorist attack before they begin practice at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, UNITED STATES: New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza stands in at the plate during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on 17 September, 2001, at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All Major League Baseball players will be wearing US flags on their helmets and jerseys for the rest of the season to honor the victims of the 11 September terrorist attacks. New York defeated Pittsburgh 4-1. AFP PHOTO/David MAXWELL (Photo credit should read DAVID MAXWELL/AFP/Getty Images)
21 Sep 2001: New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine and catcher Mike Piazza applaude in honor of New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani before the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York . Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT
25 Sep 2001 : Chuck Knoblauch of the New York Yankees sits in the dugout wearing a Port Authority hat during the game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Devil Rays won 4-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Allsport
21 Sep 2001: All the New York Mets have an embroidered patch on their uniform with two American Flags surrounding the date 9-11-01 during the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York . Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT
New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza wears the NYPD logo on his batting helmet as he takes the field in the top of the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves in New York Friday, Sept. 21, 2001. This was the first baseball game in New York since the World Trade Center attack of Sept. 11. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
New York Mets' Mike Piazza, left, and Desi Relaford wear NYPD and EMT hats respectively in the dugout in Pittsburgh beore they play the Pittsburgh Pirates won Monday, Sept. 17, 2001. Their game hats are behind them, but they wore they hats i pregame ceremonies to honor emergency crews who worked the disaster in New York. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
CHICAGO, UNITED STATES: Members of the New York Yankees applaud as Chicago firefighters and police officers take the field prior to the Yankees game against the Chicago White Sox 18 September 2001 in Chicago. The game was the first for the two teams since Major League Baseball games were suspended for a period of mourning following the 11 September terrorist attacks. AFP PHOTO/Scott OLSON (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
21 Sep 2001: A gigantic American Flag is hung outside Shea Stadium as the Mets play the Atlanta Braves tonight in the first major sporting event in the New York area since the World Trade Center Disaster. Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT
21 Sep 2001: Mike Piazza wearing his Port Authority Police hat in honor of the victims of the World Trade Center attacks before the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York . Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT
21 Sep 2001: The Twin Towers on the scoreboard skyline will be black with a red, white and blue ribbon hanging over them at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York . Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/ALLSPORT
FLUSHING, UNITED STATES: A grounds crew worker attaches a US Flag to the top of the Mets' dugout at Shea Stadium 21 September, 2001 prior to the start of the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves in New York City. The World Trade Center towers in the skyline atop the scoreboard were covered with a red, white and blue ribbon in honor of the thousands of victims of the 11 September terrorist attack which destroyed the buildings. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
25 Sep 2001 : Chuck Knoblauch of the New York Yankees wears a Port Authority hat and teammate Luis Sojo a hat of the NY Fire Dept. before the game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Devil Rays won 4-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Allsport
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York Mets players bow their heads during a moment of silence 21 September 2001 at Shea Stadium in New York. The New York Mets played their first home game after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon 11 September. Rescue workers from New York City agencies were honored in a ceremony before the game against the Atanta Braves. From left are: coach John Stearns, Mike Piazza, Rey Ordonez, Glendon Rusch and Edgardo Alfonzo. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens (R facing camera) talks with the media after only his second loss of the season against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 25 September 2001 at Yankee Stadium in New York, NY. Despite the 4-0 loss, the Yankees clinched the American League East for the fourth year in a row as a result of the Boston Red Sox's loss to the Baltimore Orioles at home. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: New York Mets' manager Bobby Valentine, wearing a New York City Police Department cap, gives a somber thumbs-up at end of game as the Mets defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, at Shea Stadium. Police and Fire Department caps were worn by Valentine and the players in tribute to the officers and firefighters who perished in last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, and to those who continue to work at the site as the search for the 6, 977 missing continues. The Mets donated their pay for the game to help the victims' families. (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 22: Daily News back page dated Sept. 22, 2001 Headlines: STAR & STRIPES Piazza, Mets sink Braves in emotional return home Mike Piazza points skyward after eighth-inning homer rallies Mets past Braves, 3-2, on patriotic and dramatic night at Shea as baseball returns to city. Win pulls Mets within 4 1/2 games of first-place Atlanta. (Photo by NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES: Groundskeepers prepare the field near a new patriotically-colored New York Yankees logo before the Yankees played the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 25 September 2001 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York, NY. The game was the first played at Yankee Stadium since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Cetner 11 September 2001. AFP PHOTO/Matt CAMPBELL (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
25 Sep 2001 : Manager Joe Torre of the New York Yankees walks onto the field before the game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The Devil Rays won 4-0. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Ezra Shaw/Allsport
DENVER - SEPTEMBER 17: (SEPTEMBER 11 RETROSPECTIVE) Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks baseball players hold a large U.S. flag together during 'God Bless America' and the 'Star Spangled Banner' musical anthems before the start of their game at Coors Field September 17, 2001 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 18: A sign honoring the New York Fire Department is held by members of the San Francisco Fire Department during pregame ceremonies before the MLB game between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants on September 18, 2001 at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros won the first MLB game played in San Francisco after the September 11 terror attacks 3-2. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, UNITED STATES: The batting helmet of Cardinals' Mark McGwire #25(L), and all Cardinals' players have an American Flag on their batting helmets and uniform to honor those who died in the terrorist bombings in New York City and Washington, DC. The St, Louis Cardinals are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers 17 September 2001, in St. Louis ,Missouri, for the first game for both teams since baseball was suspended on 11 September 2001, due to the terrorist activities. AFP PHOTO/Scott ROVAK (Photo credit should read SCOTT ROVAK/AFP/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 18: Left fielder Adam Dunn #44, infielder Dmitri Young #25 and first baseman Sean Casey #21 of the Cincinnati Reds sit in the dugout with an American flag over their caps during the MLB game against the Chicago Cubs on September 18, 2001 at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first game played in Cincinnati following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Reds won 6-5. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 18: Members of the San Francisco Giants and the Houston Astros stand on the infield for a moment of silence as the flag flies at half-mast during pregame ceremonies before the MLB game on September 18, 2001 at Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, California. The Astros won the first MLB game played in San Francisco after the September 11 terror attacks 3-2. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 18: Second baseman Ricky Gutierrez #12 of the Chicago Cubs stands on deck during the MLB game against the Cincinnati Reds on September 18, 2001 at Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was the first game played in Cincinnati following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Reds won 6-5. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)
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RAIN GAME

Weather permitting, David Price and the AL East-leading Blue Jays begin a four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Toronto is 1 1/2 games ahead of New York after Thursday's rainout, and the teams are set for a doubleheader Saturday. Impressive rookie Luis Severino starts the opener for the Yankees.

TIME OFF

Many teams are trying to find ways to get extra days off for starting pitchers down the stretch - Jake Arrieta got a break when the Cubs were rained out in Philadelphia. He leads the majors with 18 wins and has a 17-inning shutout string.

RUN IT UP

Texas returns home after getting shut out four times during a 5-5 road trip. The playoff contenders have been blanked two in a row going into this matchup with Oakland righty Jesse Chavez (7-14). Rangers star Josh Hamilton is having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and the team hopes he can play again this season.

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David Ortiz needs two home runs to become the 27th player to reach No. 500. The Boston slugger takes aim at Tropicana Field against Tampa Bay ace Chris Archer. Ortiz homered off the All-Star earlier this summer, then said his verbal tiff with Archer that began last year was over.

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