WATCH: Willson Contreras takes Jon Lester deep with leadoff blast


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Willson Contreras batted a leadoff bomb off Jon Lester in Lester's first start back at Wrigley Field.
Willson Contreras batted a leadoff bomb off Jon Lester in Lester's first start back at Wrigley Field.

CHICAGO — Taking his former batterymate deep on Monday, Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras smashed a leadoff shot to left off Jon Lester to begin the bottom of the third. Lester gave up two early-inning bombs in his return to Wrigley Field, with right fielder Jason Heyward going yard via a two-run bomb to left earlier in the contest.

The 365-footer, Contreras' eighth long ball of the year, put the Cubs up 4-1 over the Washington Nationals and followed shortstop Trea Turner powering out a 423-foot solo shot off starter Adbert Alzolay with two outs in the top of the third. Coming on an 88-mph cutter, Contreras' round-tripper left the bat at 101.8 mph and 24 degrees. The 2021 RBI total for the backstop now stands at 19.

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