Sosa short on patience

Sunday, August 30, 1998


DENVER -- Chicago's Sammy Sosa failed to hit a home run in the Cubs' 7-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies Saturday night.

Sosa, who remained at 53 and one behind St. Louis' Mark McGwire in their pursuit of Roger Maris' single-season homer record of 61, went 1-for-4 with an infield single and two strikeouts.

Sosa said Rockies starter Bobby Jones "threw me pretty much all sliders and pitched me pretty good. I didn't show a lot of patience, and that's why I struck out twice."

Sosa, who hit his 53rd homer on Friday night, struck out in his first two at-bats, flied out his next time up and had an infield single in the ninth.



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