Hot corner

May 26, 2000

Quote: "I was hitting the ball hard in Chicago, and the wind was killing me and there's nothing much you can do about it."- Cubs' Sammy Sosa, who went 45 at-bats without a homer before hitting two yesterday in Denver.

It's a fact: The Rockies' bullpen had been 9-0 at home before blowing a 5-0 lead against the Cubs.

Who's hot: The Giants' Barry Bonds, who missed four games last week with a sprained joint in his back, is hitting .588 (10-for-17) in his five games since returning, with four homers, four doubles and 12 RBIs.

Who's not: The Marlins' Preston Wilson, who struck out three times, leads the majors with 69.

On deck: In a rematch of last year's division series, Tom Glavine (7-1) pitches for the Braves against struggling Jose Lima (1-7).

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