ARLINGTON, Texas: -- The fans -- and cameras -- came to see Sammy Sosa become the fifth man in history to hit 600 home runs. But, he swung and missed four times -- three strikeouts and a flyout to center -- as the Rangers fell to the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Tuesday night in front of 38,290 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The Cubs scored a pair of runs in the third and fourth, and took the lead in the sixth when Derrek Lee doubled off the left-field wall to score Mike Fontenot.
Ian Kinsler carried the Rangers offense with two home runs, a solo blast in the first, and a two-run shot in the fifth. Brad Wilkerson also went deep off Cubs starter Sean Marshall in the third inning. But, it wasn't enough as Chicago's bullpen closed the game.
Texas starter Robinson Tejeda went five innings, allowing eight hits, four runs (two earned) in a no-decision.
(courtesy: Drew Davison, MLB.com)
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