WATCH: Anthony Rizzo launches first-inning home run for third consecutive game


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Anthony Rizzo, who now has 40 RBIs, is only the second Cub to homer in the first inning of three straight games.
Anthony Rizzo, who now has 40 RBIs, is only the second Cub to homer in the first inning of three straight games.

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo's streak of going yard in the bottom of the first was extended to three games on Tuesday. The Chicago Cubs first baseman belted a two-run jack out to right field off Cincinnati Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez. A game-tying blast, the dinger plated center fielder Rafael Ortega and made the score 2-2.

Ortega led off the home half of the opening frame with a double to the wall in right field, and Rizzo skied his 14th long ball of the year two at-bats later. The homer was powered out of Wrigley Field at 106.4 mph and 21 degrees, with Rizzo making perfect contact on a 94.8-mph four-seamer.

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