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June 09, 2000

Quote: "I've been playing here eight, nine years and I've been playing hard every day. I've been carrying baseball the last two years. Everything I've been doing in baseball in the city of Chicago - I don't deserve this." - Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa on his feud with manager Don Baylor after a 9-4 win over Arizona on Wednesday.

It's a fact: Houston was blanked for the first time in 86 games - the longest active streak in the major leagues - in a 2-0 loss to Minnesota on Wednesday night.

Who's hot: Florida's Cliff Floyd homered for the third straight game as the Marlins defeated the Red Sox, 6-2, on Wednesday night.

Who's not: The Diamondbacks dropped their fifth in a row with a 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday. The skid is the Diamondbacks' longest since they dropped eight in a row in 1998.

On deck: Al Leiter and the New York Mets travel to Yankee Stadium for a Subway Series against Roger Clemens and the New York Yankees.

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