WATCH: Joc Pederson puts Cubs on board with towering round-tripper


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Making sure the ball did not drift foul, Joc Pederson watched his meteoric jack as it carried out to right field.
Making sure the ball did not drift foul, Joc Pederson watched his meteoric jack as it carried out to right field.

PITTSBURGH – Continuing to hit the ball well in the month of May, Chicago Cubs left fielder Joc Pederson lifted a towering solo shot out to right field at PNC Park on Tuesday. The third-inning dinger put the Cubs on the board, trimming the Pittsburgh Pirates' lead to 3-1.

On a full count, starter Cody Ponce delivered an 85.3-mph changeup over the plate, and Pederson sent it into the seats. Pederson's third home run of the year sported plenty of hang time after leaving the bat at a steep launch angle of 39 degrees. The 368-footer had an exit velocity of 102.5 mph. Pederson now has 13 RBIs in his first season with the Cubs.

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