Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's first home run in over a month came in the form of a go-ahead grand slam.
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo's first home run in over a month came in the form of a go-ahead grand slam.

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo blasts go-ahead grand slam for his 20th dinger


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — With his first home run since June 15, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo resumed his homer-hitting ways quite emphatically on Friday. Blasting a go-ahead grand slam into the Wrigley Field bleachers, Rizzo put the Cubs up 4-3 over the San Diego Padres.

Rizzo, who played the first season of his career with the Padres, plowed a 366-foot shot over the wall in left-center in the bottom of the third. The bases-loaded bomb came with two outs, as Rizzo took Padres starter Eric Lauer deep on a fastball for his 20th dinger of the year. Rizzo has now hit four grand slams in his career and has reached the 20-homer mark seven seasons in a row.

Update: Rizzo dedicated the grand slam to Matteo Lambert, a young man who sent Rizzo a note asking him to hit a home run in honor of those running a 5K in Chicago over the weekend in support of the fight against pediatric cancer. Lambert, who is currently on a mission to run 100 miles in support of the cause, partook in the 5K and was in attendance at the Friendly Confines when Rizzo fulfilled his promise.

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