WATCH: Rizzo scorches 410-foot dinger for his 200th career home run


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Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo accomplished quite the special feat against the Miami Marlins on Monday, crushing his 200th career home run in the bottom of the first. Scorched off the bat at 111 miles per hour, the 2-run shot put the Cubs up 2-0 and moved Rizzo into ninth place on the Cubs' all-time homer leaderboard.

Marking the ninth dinger of the year for Rizzo, the 410-foot blast to center field left Wrigley Field at a launch angle of 21 degrees and came on a sinker delivered by Marlins hurler Sandy Alcantara. Ben Zobrist, who led off with a single, scored via the round-tripper. 199 of Rizzo's 200 career blasts have come with the Cubs. "Big Rizz" went yard once during his rookie season with the San Diego Padres in 2011. Rizzo became the third-fastest Cub to reach the 200-homer mark, behind only legends Ernie Banks and Ron Santo.

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