Quote: "To receive the award is big for me. It is big and makes me proud to be a member of the Hispanic community and not just its athletes." - Cubs' Sammy Sosa, one of five recipients of the 2000 Hispanic Heritage Award
It's a fact: The Dodgers' Matt Herges is 9-3, with all of his victories in relief and all of his losses as a starter.
Who's hot: The Astros have won six of their past seven series.
Who's not: The Reds' Elmer Dessens is 2-5 in his seven starts since the end of July.
On deck: Today, the Expos' Dustin Hermanson faces the Cardinals for the first time since Sept. 26, 1998, when he gave up Mark McGwire's 67th home run.