WATCH: Bote caps off 3-homer inning for Cubs with towering solo shot


by - Senior Writer -

The Chicago Cubs used a trio of home runs off Houston Astros starting pitcher Corbin Martin to take a 3-1 lead in the top of the second on Tuesday. The third and final dinger of the barrage was a 384-foot moonshot off the bat of third baseman David Bote that marked his fifth homer of the season.

Bote's blast left Minute Maid Park at at 99 miles per hour and was skied off the bat an angle of 34 degrees. All four of Martin's pitches to Bote in the at-bat were four-seam fastballs, and the fourth one was taken deep. Jason Heyward and Addison Russell both went yard for the Cubs earlier in the inning.

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