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August 27, 1998

Quote: "Sammy's [Sosa] fun to watch -- not only for the fans. We like to watch him, too. You never know what's going to happen. He could go out and hit three. You never know." -- Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood, who struck out 16 Reds, after Sosa hit his 52nd homer yesterday.

It's a fact: Reds third baseman Aaron Boone hit his first major-league homer yesterday, joining brother brother and teammate Bret, father Bob and grandfather Ray.

Who's hot: Vladimir Guerrero's 32 homers for the Expos have left him in a tie with Andre Dawson for the club record by a right-handed hitter.

Who's not: Since returning from the disabled list Aug. 10, the Cardinals' Delino DeShields is batting just .204 (10-for-49).

On deck: The Astros could win 100 games for the first time in franchise history if they finish 17-11.

Pub Date: 8/27/98

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