Ortega has been a solid player for the Cubs in 2021
Ortega has been a solid player for the Cubs in 2021

WATCH: Rafael Ortega smacks first pitch of game for 388-foot homer


by - Senior Editor -

This is the way to start a contest.

Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega saw the first pitch of Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and smacked it into the right-field seats to put the Northsiders up 1-0.

It was his 11th homer of the season and it traveled an estimated 388 feet with an exit velocity of 106.9 MPH.

The homer was his second career lead-off homer.

Check out the homer below:

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