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July 01, 1999

Quote: "He brings good luck. A big guy like that comes to town to see the game -- it doesn't look too good if we lost." -- Sammy Sosa of the Cubs on President Clinton, who was at Wrigley Field yesterday when Sosa hit a game-winning homer.

It's a fact: The Pirates had 38 home runs in June after hitting 36 in the season's first two months.

Who's hot: The Giants' Ellis Burks is 7-for-15 with five homers and 12 RBIs in four games since being activated from the disabled list Saturday.

Who's not: The Rockies have surrendered double digits in runs seven times in the past 12 games, yielding 110 in that span.

On deck: Cubs closer Rod Beck, who underwent elbow surgery May 22, said he hopes to begin a rehab assignment a few days after the All-Star break.

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