Hot corner

July 27, 1999

Quote: "I've done a much better job of getting good pitches to hit, and there's been times this year where I was swinging at bad balls." -- Brad Fullmer, Expos first baseman, who's hitting .390 with six doubles and two homers in 41 at-bats since being recalled from the minors during the All-Star break.

It's a fact: The Braves have been in first place in the NL East since April 24.

Who's hot: The Phillies' Kevin Jordan is hitting .448 in his past seven starts.

Who's not: The Cubs are 14-28 since June 9.

On deck: The Cardinals' Kent Bottenfield goes after his NL-leading 15th victory tonight.

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