Hot corner American League

July 29, 1998

Quote: "All these games are going to be like playoff games. For the remainder of the season, if we stay in contention or stay close, it's going to be like that." -- Brian McRae, after the Mets beat the NL West-leading Padres.

It's a fact: The average age of the Phillies' every-day lineup is 26.2 years, the youngest in the majors among teams with winning records.

Who's hot: The Padres have homered in 13 straight games, tying club record set earlier this season.

Who's not: The Phillies' Tyler Green has allowed 20 homers in his past 14 games.

On deck: Joey Hamilton (9-9), winner of four straight amid trade rumors, leads the Padres tonight against the Mets and Al Leiter ** (10-4).

Pub Date: 7/29/98

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