NL hot corner


Quote: "We gave them 11 walks and they had 10 hits. Five bases-on-balls with the bases loaded is a first for me." - Cubs manager Don Baylor after a 13-2 loss to the Giants

It's a fact: In one week, Braves manager Bobby Cox was responsible for ending two of the longest active consecutive games streaks. On Aug. 21, he benched B.J. Surhoff (445 games) and six days later sat Andruw Jones (301 games).

Who's hot: Brewers catcher Henry Blanco has thrown out 15 of the last 22 runners trying to steal.

Who's not: The Cardinals' Ray Lankford is 1-for-10 as a pinch hitter.

On deck: Todd Stottlemyre returns to the Diamondbacks rotation today after a 10-week absence caused by tendinitis and micro-tears near his right elbow.

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