"It's obviously a pretty historic game," Blue Jays outfielder Vernon Wells said. "Ichiro is the pretty much the staple of consistency for what he's able to do year in and year out. For Jose, it's pretty neat to watch one of your teammates hit 50 home runs in a season."
"I think it's unfortunate, just because he's so close to 500 home runs. I would have liked to see him get to that number. It's one of the harder ones to get to. To be part of the 500 club would have been special to him," Wells said Wednesday before the Angels played Cleveland.