NL hot corner

September 21, 2000

Quote: "We earned it. It's a better feeling when you win. Al was absolutely outstanding. He was fabulous."- Mets manager Bobby Valentine after 6-3 win over Atlanta in which Al Leiter allowed just four hits in 6 2/3 innings.

It's a fact: The Mets have seven players with at least 10 homers each, equaling the club mark.

Who's hot: Todd Helton's 56 doubles for Colorado are the most by an NL player since Joe Medwick set the league record with 64 in 1936.

Who's not: The Padres have been in the NL West cellar since April 30.

On deck: Mark Grace's next RBI will make him the seventh player in Cubs history to drive in 1000.

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