WATCH: Heyward on his walk-off grand slam

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Jim Young - USA Today Sports
Jim Young - USA Today Sports

Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward had one of his most memorable moments as a professional on Wednesday night with a walk-off grand slam in the 7-5 win against the Phillies.

It was his first career walk-off homer and it was with two outs on a 2-2 count to make it even more special.

Heyward spoke to reporters after the game about his 415-foot homer which was his third homer of the season and first off a left-hander. Before the at-bat, he was hitting just .139 against lefties.

"Things do seem a little more clear,” Heyward said. "It’s cliche but I keep saying it: Just try to keep it simple, one at-bat, one pitch at a time, try to make adjustments on the fly. It’s much easier said than done. I got a pitch to hit there, and I didn’t miss it. Pitchers don’t make many mistakes often, and I just got one off a guy who’s really good, got good numbers, and didn’t miss it."

For the season, he is batting .264 with three homers and 25 RBIs but has been hot in his last 10 games batting .385.

The Cubs are now only one game back of the Brewers in the National League Central race.


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