Baseball: Cubs are tamed by Smoltz
Friday 02 October 1998
"What happened during the regular season is over," said Sammy Sosa, whose Cubs took six of nine from Atlanta, including five in a row before losing in their first play-off appearance since 1989.
"We only lost one game. We played poorly today and made a few mistakes," said Sosa, who became a household name when he hit 66 home runs to finish four behind Mark McGwire's record 70 homers.
The Braves, taking part in a record seventh consecutive play-off, have played 72 post- season games since the Cubs last progressed.
"They've been there so many times and this is our first time," Sosa conceded. "But the war is not over yet."
Smoltz, 17-3 during the regular season, became the most successful pitcher in post-season history.
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