8:05 PM ET, June 3, 2003
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) -- Once Sammy Sosa was caught using a corked bat, there was one big question: Was he cheating when he hit any of those 505 home runs?
Officials took all of Sosa's bats after the incident, and until that investigation is completed, I'll reserve my judgment. If it turns out that Sosa has a number of corked bats, then I'll have a different opinion than I have now.
If he has only one or two, he could have made a mistake. This could have been an accident, because all bats, corked or not, look alike. But if lots of his bats are corked, that's a different story. So stay tuned.
AP Photo/Steve Matteo
Cubs manager Dusty Baker meets with umpires Tim McClelland and Lance Barksdale after they discovered cork in Sammy Sosa's bat.
The Cubs activated Mark Guthrie from the disabled list and sent Juan Cruz to Triple-A Iowa. ... The Devil Rays put LHP Joe Kennedy on the 15-day disabled list and activated Steve Parris. Kennedy has a sore left shoulder.
Regular Season Series
|1st||S Sosa grounded out to second, M Grudzielanek scored, A Gonzalez to third.||0||1|
|TB||2nd||C Crawford singled to left, T Hall and T Lee scored.||2||0|
|6th||R Martinez doubled to left, H Choi scored.||2||1|
|8th||L Harris grounded into fielder's choice to second, H Choi scored, T Goodwin out at second, R Martinez to third.||2||2|
|9th||T O'Leary scored on A Levine's wild pitch.||2||3|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||32,210 (78.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||51 degrees, overcast|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Mcclelland, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Lance Barksdale|