The hot corner


Quote: "It's something nice for the stat rat, but not something we think about or set out to do." - Chipper Jones on the possibility that the Braves could duplicate the 1973 team's unique feat of three players with 40 homers

It's a fact: The Astros have been hit by a pitch a major-league- leading 54 times this season.

Who's hot: Mariners starters have a major-league-best 4.26 ERA.

Who's not: The Reds' Ken Griffey is 0-for-9 in the series against the Tigers and has left seven runners in scoring position.

On deck: Red Sox pitcher Bret Saberhagen, on the DL all season after shoulder surgery, is scheduled to make a rehabilitation start today for Single-A Lowell.

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