WATCH: Willson Contreras clobbers 419-foot blast, his 10th home run of season


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Willson Contreras knew that he had just hit a towering moonshot as soon as he made contact.
Willson Contreras knew that he had just hit a towering moonshot as soon as he made contact.

SAN DIEGO — Breaking a scoreless tie with a powerful drive out to left field, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hammered a pitch thrown by San Diego Padres starter Dinelson Lamet in the top of the fourth on Tuesday. Contreras' 10th long ball of the year, the solo dinger put the Cubs up 1-0 atop the Padres at Petco Park.

The mammoth homer carried 419 feet after being blistered off the bat at 108.5 mph. Lamet gave up the no-doubter on an 88.2-mph slider. Sporting a steep launch angle of 29 degrees, the go-ahead jack increased Contreras' season RBI total to 25 and served as the first hit for either team in the contest.

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