McGwire Retakes the Lead

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Mark McGwire on Tuesday night hit his 63rd four-bagger to regain sole possession of the single-season home run record. The St. Louis Cardinal broke out of a tie with Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa when he hit a 385-foot drive to left center off the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jason Christiansen. (The Pirates won the first game of the doubleheader, 8-6.) McGwire had been in a 3-for-18 slump with three singles since hitting his 62nd home run on Sept. 8 to break Roger Maris's 37-year-old record.