Quote: "Bell's playing like the MVP of the decade. He's playing as well as anyone I've ever seen." -- Mets' Bobby Valentine on Astros' Derek Bell, who is hitting .413 with 25 RBIs.
Who's hot: The Expos' Rondell White is 14-for-44 during an 11-game hitting streak with six RBIs.
Who's not: Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, a nine-time All-Star, is a career-worst 0-for-24.
On deck: Former Marlin Kevin Brown, who last took the mound in Miami when Florida faced the Indians in the World Series, takes on Livan Hernandez.
Pub Date: 5/01/98