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Quote: "It was an exhibition of how not to pitch. I just couldn't find the zone." -- Danny Patterson of the Rangers, who walked four in the eighth inning, the most in his 80 major-league games.

It's a fact: The White Sox started left-handed pitchers in all three games against the Cubs, a team with an NL-best 12-4 mark vs. left-handers.

Who's hot: The Cubs' Sammy Sosa has 10 homers in his past nine games.

Who's not: The Astros' Jeff Bagwell is hitting .205 (9-for-44) with runners in scoring position.

On deck: F. P. Santangelo will have his uniform number retired by Triple-A Ottawa today, when the Expos play the Lynx in an exhibition game. Santangelo spent parts of three seasons in Ottawa and is the club's all-time leader in runs and walks.

Pub Date: 6/08/98

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