Hot corner

August 12, 1998

Quote: "Guys think they're not going to get a save, so they just don't prepare themselves properly. That's just a lack of concentration." -- Manager Jim Leyland, whose Marlins nearly blew an 8-0 lead because of the wildness of Matt Mantei and Antonio Alfonseca.

It's a fact: The Astros have won seven of 45 games in which they trailed after eight innings.

Who's hot: The Giants' Barry Bonds has 24 RBIs in his past 12 games.

Who's not: Diamondbacks rookie Travis Lee is 0-for-12 since coming off the disabled list. He didn't get a ball out of the infield in four at-bats.

On deck: Greg Maddux (15-5) of the Braves goes against the Padres' Andy Ashby (15-6) today, with each seeking his 16th victory.

Pub Date: 8/12/98

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