Sporting Digest: Baseball

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Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hit his 63rd homer of the season on Wednesday, drawing him level with the St Louis Cardinals' Mark MaGwire in their record- breaking race to finish as top home run scorer in a single season. Sosa's effort inspired his side to a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Boston 4 Baltimore 3; Cleveland 8 Minnesota 6; Toronto 2 Detroit 1; Tampa Bay 7 NY Yankees 0; Chicago White Sox 9 Kansas City 4; Texas 5 Anaheim 3; Seattle 4 Oakland 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE: Atlanta 5 Philadelphia 1; Montreal 3 Florida 2; NY Mets 4 Houston 3 (11 innings); St Louis 4 Pittsburgh 0; San Francisco 6 Arizona 5 (10 innings); Los Angeles 2 Colorado 0; Chicago Cubs 6 San Diego 3; Milwaukee 2 Cincinnati 0.

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