Los Angeles Times

Sosa hits number 61

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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