Cubs third baseman David Bote tagged Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez for Gutierrez's first home run given up as a big leaguer.
Cubs third baseman David Bote tagged Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez for Gutierrez's first home run given up as a big leaguer.

WATCH: David Bote breaks scoreless tie with hard-hit home run


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO – Breaking a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth on Friday, Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote lined a home run out to left field. The leadoff blast put the Cubs up 1-0 over the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field and marked Bote's fifth long ball of the year.

Even with the wind blowing in, Bote was able to send the hard-hit line drive into the basket atop the left field wall. Scorched off the bat at 110.3 mph, the 366-foot dinger came on a 91.6-mph four-seamer thrown by starter Vladimir Gutierrez in his MLB debut. With a launch angle of 21 degrees, the laser to left increased Bote's RBI total to 23.

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