Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Schilling, Sandberg Share Special Day

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Schilling, Sandberg Share Special Day

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Curt Schilling increased his strikeout total to 313, tying the National League record for righthanders and setting the Phillies' overall mark, but the Chicago Cubs went on to an 11-3 victory Sunday over visiting Philadelphia.

Ryne Sandberg, playing his final home game at Wrigley Field, went two for three. The second baseman is retiring at the end of the season.

Sandberg hit an RBI double in the first inning and a single in the fifth, receiving a standing ovation in each at-bat. He left for a pinch- runner in the fifth, then stepped back onto the field and tipped his cap to the cheering crowd of 29,922. * Expos 7, Braves 1: Atlanta's sixth consecutive division title was put on hold as Rondell White hit two of Montreal's four home runs in a victory for the visiting Expos. White also had a single, scored three runs and drove in three. The Braves could have clinched the East Division with a win. * Astros 8, Reds 3: Ricky Gutierrez doubled twice and drove in three runs, helping Houston close in on the Central title with the victory at Cincinnati. The Astros, aiming for their first division championship since 1986, reduced their magic number to 4. Houston maintained a 3 1/2-game lead over Pittsburgh. * Mets 2, Marlins 1: New York prevented Florida from clinching at least a tie for its first playoff spot, beating the Marlins in Miami behind Rick Reed's strong 8 2/3 innings. …

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