WATCH: Anthony Rizzo blisters first-pitch home run 409 feet


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Anthony Rizzo's first home run of the season was lined out of PNC Park in a flash.
Anthony Rizzo's first home run of the season was lined out of PNC Park in a flash.

PITTSBURGH — Swinging at the first pitch of his eighth-inning at-bat, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo recorded his first home run of the season with a solo shot that flew out in a hurry. The dinger at PNC Park provided the Cubs with an insurance run against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.

Reliever Sam Howard got tagged on a 93.3-mph four-seam fastball, with Rizzo smoking the pitch out to right-center. The lined shot, which placed the Cubs up 4-2, left the yard sporting an exit velocity of 109.8 mph. It served as the Cubs' third homer of the ballgame.

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