NL hot corner

September 30, 2000

Quote: "Preston Wilson is not playing after he gets two strikeouts. Pope John Paul II could speak ex cathedra and demand that I play him, and it won't happen." - Marlins manager John Boles, who will not permit his center fielder to break the major-league strikeout record

It's a fact: The Rockies finished with a 48-33 home record, the fifth best in the league; only the four playoff teams were better.

Who's hot: The Phillies' Bobby Abreu has reached base in 38 straight games.

Who's not: The Expos have given up a National League-record 12 grand slams this season.

On deck: The Braves' Tom Glavine goes for his major-league-leading 21st victory today, facing the Rockies.

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