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August 24, 1998

Quote: "I enjoyed the first homer myself. I'm not the only one to give up a homer to Sammy Sosa. The second one I said, 'Up, up,' in the air and then I forgot it's Wrigley Field. If I struck him out, I'd enjoy it, too. But we got the win." -- Jose Lima of the Astros, who gave up Sosa's 50th and 51st homers.

It's a fact: NASA astronaut Scott Altman, a longtime Cubs fan, came to Wrigley Field and brought a team flag and a Ryne Sandberg jersey he took into space with him in April on a shuttle flight.

Who's hot: The Phillies' Bobby Abreu leads the majors in average with runners in scoring position at .441 (38-for-86, 45 RBIs).

Who's not: The Expos have been held scoreless for the past 19 innings.

On deck: The Cardinals' Mark McGwire is taking today off. McGwire said the day off has been planned for a week.

Pub Date: 8/24/98

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