Hot corner

July 05, 1998

Quote: "Guys are joking that if you pitch well, you might be the next one to go." -- Reds shortstop Barry Larkin after the team traded closer Jeff Shaw, who is third in NL in saves.

It's a fact: The Dodgers have won five of their past six games against the Giants on July 4.

Who's hot: The Cubs' Henry Rodriguez has driven in 13 runs and is 17-for-40 in his past 11 games.

Who's not: Pittsburgh is batting .237 (285-for-1,204) on grass. The Pirates are 12-23 on grass and have dropped five of their past six.

On deck: After the All-Star break, the Dodgers will play 44 of their final 75 games at home.

Pub Date: 7/05/98

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