PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Sammy Sosa broke Hack Wilson's Chicago Cubs single-season home run record by hitting his 57th in the first inning Friday night.

Sosa now has homered against every NL team this season. He had been homerless against Pittsburgh, going 2-for-12 with two singles.

Sosa hit a 2-0 pitch from Jason Schmidt off the auxiliary scoreboard in right field, just below the area where Mark McGwire of St. Louis hit his 52nd homer on Aug. 22.

Just like McGwire when he homered in consecutive games that weekend, Sosa received a huge ovation and a curtain call _ a rarity for a visiting player until McGwire and Sosa locked up in their quest to break Roger Maris' record of 61 homers in 1961.

That same weekend, Schmidt said he wouldn't mind giving up a historic homer to McGwire or Sosa, as long as it didn't cost him a game.

Despite hitting his third homer in four games, Sosa remains two behind McGwire, who answered Sosa homers with a pair of two-homer games Tuesday and Wednesday at Florida.

Sosa's homer came in the Cubs' 141st game, or 12 fewer than it took Wilson to hit his 56th in 1930 _ the same season that Wilson set the major league RBI record of 190. Wilson's 56 homers also were an NL record until McGwire broke it Tuesday night in Miami.

Before the game, Sosa predicted McGwire will finish the season with 70 homers, but he wouldn't predict a figure for himself.

Sosa needs two more homers to tie Wilson's Cubs record of 95 homers in two seasons. Sosa hit 36 last year.

In 33 games at Three Rivers Stadium, Sosa is 34-for-132 (.257) with five homers. Sosa hasn't homered in Pittsburgh since May 26, 1997, an inside-the-park homer in the sixth inning off Francisco Cordova.