Hot corner

September 15, 1999

Quote: "I've been facing teams in the pennant race and they've been taking care of me. When they're in a pennant race, you've got to understand they're not going to give me too much to hit."

Sammy Sosa of the Cubs, who has gone 19 at-bats without a home run. It's a fact: Cubs third baseman Gary Gaetti needs to see action in six more games to become the 40th player in history to appear in 2,500 contests.

Who's hot: Mets starters are 44-17 in their past 61 decisions.

Who's not: The Phillies have lost 11 straight.

On deck: The Dodgers' Raul Mondesi needs one home run and three stolen bases to become the first 30-30 player in the major leagues this season.

Pub Date: 9/15/99

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