Hot corner

April 08, 1999

Quote: "I've been around long enough to know that you don't throw an inside fastball in that situation. I kind of left it out over the plate."

-- Reds starter Steve Avery on Stan Javier's homer in the eighth that started the Giants' rally.

It's a fact: The Mets' Rickey Henderson, who hit two homers yesterday, has 2,019 runs scored in his career, sixth best all-time.

Who's hot: The Giants scored 26 runs on 33 hits with five homers in the three-game series with the Reds.

Who's not: The Pirates' Pete Schourek, who had a 9.23 spring ERA,lost the strike zone after retiring the first eight Expos and quickly gave up two runs on four straight hits.

On deck: Kris Benson, the No. 1 pick in the June 1996 draft, makes his major-league debut tomorrow for Pittsburgh.

Pub Date: 4/08/99

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