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Quote: "We're the [television] Game of the Week. Yet the Mets, Cincinnati and Houston are fighting for a playoff spot. Why are we the Game of the Week? I'm embarrassed by it."

Cubs manager Jim RigglemanIt's a fact: The Phillies have three outfielders (Bobby Abreu, Ron Gant and Doug Glanville) who have scored 100 or more runs for the first time since 1900, when Roy Thomas, Jimmy Slagle and Elmer Flick did it.

Who's hot: Vladimir Guerrero has broken five Expos records this season, also setting marks for longest hitting streak (31 games), home runs at home (23) and consecutive games played (277).

Who's not: The Phillies' Joe Grahe allowed five runs and six hits in one-third of an inning.

On deck: The Astros' Jose Lima again tries for his 21st victory today.

Pub Date: 10/02/99

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