Hot corner

May 10, 1999

Quote: "I know it's going to end sooner or later, but it's fun while it lasts." -- Diamondbacks' Luis Gonzalez, who extended his hitting streak to 22.

It's a fact: Raul Mondesi, the only player to start all 31 games for the Dodgers, has drawn 20 walks. He had 30 in 148 games last season and has never had more than 44.

Who's hot: The Braves' John Smoltz is 5-0 and leads the NL with a 1.69 ERA.

Who's not: The Astros' Chris Holt, who missed last season after shoulder surgery, is winless in 11 starts since Aug. 21, 1997.

On deck: The Expos will face former pitcher Randy Johnson for the first time tonight in Arizona.

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