MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 1

May 15, 2004 at 1:00 AM

SAN DIEGO, May 14 (UPI) -- Sammy Sosa belted his 548th career homer Friday night as the Chicago Cubs defeated San Diego, 6-1.

Greg Maddux also moved up on the all-time strikeouts list and Jose Macias posted his first career multi-triple game.

With the game tied after three innings, Sosa led off the fourth with his ninth homer of the season to give Chicago a 2-1 edge. The blast moved Sosa into a tie with Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt for ninth place on the all-time list.

The one-run cushion was enough for Maddux (3-3), who yielded one run and five hits in eight innings. The four-time Cy Young Award winner did not walk a batter but struck out four, giving him 2,800 and moving him ahead of Young for 15th place all-time.

Macias provided insurance for Maddux, leading off the eighth with a three-base hit and scoring on Ramon Martinez's single before ripping a three-run triple in the ninth.

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