NL hot corner

September 25, 2000

Quote: "Does the guy ever swing and miss?" Florida manager John Boles on Colorado's Todd Helton, who hit .457 with three homers and 12 RBIs in nine games this year against the Marlins.

It's a fact: Cincinnati's string of consecutive games with at least one run reached 157, third longest ever. The 1979 Brewers went 160 games and the 1993 Phillies went 158 games. The only team to complete a season without a shutout was the 1932 Yankees in a 156-game season.

Who's hot: With a crowd of 40,930, the Giants - who have the best record in the NL at 93-63 - finished their first season at Pac Bell with sellouts in all 81 home games, drawing a franchise-record 3,315,330. The old mark of 2,606,354 was at Candlestick Park in 1993.

Who's not: Florida outfielder Preston Wilson struck out three times and is four away from tying Bobby Bonds' single-season record of 189 in 1970.

On deck: Atlanta's Tom Glavine will try to become the NL's first 20-game winner when the Braves visit Montreal.

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