Jason Heyward tallied his 14th home run of the season on Sunday, extending his homer streak to three games.
Jason Heyward tallied his 14th home run of the season on Sunday, extending his homer streak to three games.

WATCH: Jason Heyward finishes out June in style, smacks 3-run bomb


by - Senior Writer -

CINCINNATI — In fitting fashion, Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward capped off arguably the best month of his Cubs tenure with a 3-run home run in his last at-bat of June. With the Cubs down to their final out and Heyward down his final strike against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, "J-Hey" drove a 3-run blast out to right in the top of the ninth.

Lining a 355-footer at Great American Ball Park, Heyward picked up his 14th long ball of the year on an 0-2 fastball from Reds closer Raisel Iglesias. The bomb plated third baseman Kris Bryant and first baseman Anthony Rizzo, making the score 8-6 in favor of the Reds. Unfortunately for Heyward, his late-game heroism was done in vain, as shortstop Javier Baez popped out to end the game in the very next at-bat. By way of the dinger, Heyward became the third Cub this season to homer in three straight games, which matches Heyward's career-best home-run streak.

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