An opposite-field shot in the bottom of the first on Monday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first home run in a Cubs uniform.
An opposite-field shot in the bottom of the first on Monday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first home run in a Cubs uniform.

WATCH: Nicholas Castellanos goes yard for first time in Cubs uniform


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — Hitting his first home run since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs last week, outfielder Nicholas Castellanos swatted an opposite-field blast in the first inning on Monday night. Putting the Cubs up 1-0 over the Oakland Athletics, Castellanos tabbed his first long ball as a Cub.

Castellanos reached out and made contact on a fastball thrown just outside the strike zone and sent it flying over the wall in right at Wrigley Field for a 372-foot bomb. The drive off Athletics starter Chris Bassitt boasted a launch angle of 26 degrees.

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