ARLINGTON, Texas -- Sammy Sosa is in the 600-home run club. He's the fifth player to reach the milestone, joining Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays.
Sosa, now playing for Texas following a year out of baseball,
hit a solo homer in the fifth inning of the Rangers' 7-to-3 win
over the Chicago Cubs, the team he played for from 1992 through
2004. Sosa was the 1998 N-L M-V-P and a seven-time All-Star while
hitting 545 of his homers with the Cubs.
Sosa bounced out of the batter's box with his trademark hop and
thrust his right fist into the air before reaching first base. He
was mobbed at home plate by his teammates.
Number-600 came off Jason Marquis. He's the 364th
pitcher the 38-year-old Sosa has homered off in his 18 major league
seasons. Marquis fell to 5-and-4.
It was Sosa's 12th homer this season. Kameron Loe is 3-and-6
with the win.
Alfonso Soriano hit his 12th homer for the Cubs.