Sosa hits number 61

Cincinnati RedsChicago CubsChris ReitsmaSammy Sosa

Sammy Sosa hit his 61st home run this afternoon, one day after becoming the first player in major league history with three 60-homer seasons.

Fans chanted "M-V-P! M-V-P!" as Sosa stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, and he didn't disappoint. He sent a 2-2 pitch from Cincinnati Reds right-hander Chris Reitsma into the center-field stands for a three-run homer that gave the Cubs 13-5 lead.

Sosa, who also drove in a run in the sixth inning, raised his RBI total to a league-leading 154.

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