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September 24, 1999

Quote: "It was one of those dream series. It's almost like the ball is hitting my bat. I don't think I'm doing anything different, but it seems like the ball keeps hitting my sweet spot."

-- Chipper Jones of the Braves, who hit four home runs in Atlanta's three-game sweep of the New York Mets.

It's a fact: The Braves have won 13 of 14 games against the Mets at Turner Field.

Who's hot: Mike Piazza's 38th homer, a bases-empty shot in the sixth yesterday, gave him 118 RBIs, breaking the team record he shared with Bernard Gilkey and Howard Johnson.

Who's not: Philadelphia is 4-18 in September. The club's worst September was 6-27 (.182) in 1939.

On deck: The second-year Diamondbacks visit San Francisco and will start pitcher Randy Johnson as they try to clinch their first NL West title outright.

Pub Date: 9/24/99

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