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Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs hit his 61st and 62nd home runs of the season at home on Sunday to pass Roger Maris and pull into a tie with Mark McGwire for the most homers in a single baseball season. Sosa hit No. 62 in the ninth inning off Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Eric Plunk. (The Cubs won the game, 11-10, in 10 innings.) Both Sosa and McGwire have 12 games remaining this season.

Crying as he sat in the dugout after his triumphant tour around the bases, Sosa came out for three emotional curtain calls as fans littered the field while standing and chanting "Sam-mee! Sam-mee!" The delay lasted six minutes. Said the slugger: "I have to say what I did is for the people of Chicago, for America, for my mother, for my wife, my kids and the people I have around me. My team. It was an emotional moment."