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BOOM! Kyle Schwarber Gives the Cubs the Lead With an Opposite Field Blast!

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Well, it didn’t take long to get the Cubs bullpen up … and DANCING!


Yup, in the bottom of the first inning, Kyle Schwarber launched a no-doubter into the left field bleachers to give the Cubs an early 1-0 lead.

Check it out:

According to Statcast, that homer was 103 MPH off the bat and traveled 408 feet, giving the Cubs yet another 1-0 lead over the Dodgers early. Given Darvish’s fly ball tendencies and struggles against lefties, this is exactly what Maddon was hoping for. Hell yes.

Take another look at the one-handed bat flip:

And this:

Let’s Go Cubs. 1-0 after one.


Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @Michael_Cerami.