NL hot corner

September 12, 2000

Quote: "It'll be a tough assignment, no question. Arizona is a good club and Randy, obviously, is a good pitcher."

- Atlanta pitcher Tom Glavine on facing Randy Johnson Friday in a quest for his 20th victory.

It's a fact: The Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are the first three major-league teams to be eliminated from postseason competition.

Who's hot: St Louis pitcher Garrett Stephenson (16-8) won for the fifth time in his last six decisions last night.

Who's not: Pedro Astacio gave up six runs on six hit in 1 1/3 innings in a loss Sunday.

On deck: Darryl Kile is going for his 18th win tonight as the Cardinals facc the Pirates.

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