Christopher Morel Puts the Cubs Back On Top

It’s a game of homers so far, with Seiya Suzuki’s two-run shot getting it started, then Elly De La Cruz’s three-run homer giving the Reds the lead, and now Christopher Morel’s two-run shot taking it back.

That’s a dozen on the year for Morel:

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