Quote: "I almost cried. I've not been producing lately." Braves' Brian Jordan (Milford Mill), after hitting two-run single, despite a sore right hand, in Atlanta's 5-2 in over the Mets
It's a fact: Cincinnati has hit 43 homers this month, seven shy of the club record set in August 1956.
Who's hot: The Padres' Tony Gwynn is batting .387 (24-for-62) during a season-high, 16-game hitting streak.
Who's not: Since Aug. 16, Mets left-hander Dennis Cook has allowed nine runs and 14 hits in 7 2/3 innings.