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Sammy Sosa Slams Number 600

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Sammy Sosa has joined the 600-home run club. He's the fifth player to reach the milestone.

Sosa joins Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays as major leaguers with at least 600 homers.

Sosa, now playing for the Texas Rangers following a year out of baseball, hit a solo homer in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs, the team he played for from 1992 through 2004. Sosa was the 1998 NL MVP and a seven-time All-Star while hitting 545 of his homers with the Cubs.

Sosa bounced out of the batter's box with his trademark hop and thrust his right fist into the air before reaching first base. He was mobbed at home plate by his teammates.

Number-600 came off Jason Marquis. He's the 364th pitcher the 38-year-old Sosa has homered off in his 18 major league seasons.

It was Sosa's 12th homer this season.

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