WATCH: Contreras smacks grand slam to put Cubs up big on White Sox


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Pos: C   Height: 6-1   Weight: 210   Hometown: Venezuela ( HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs started the Crosstown Classic against the Chicago White Sox with a bang, scoring five runs in the opening inning of game one at Wrigley Field.

White Sox starting pitcher Carson Fulmer struggled mightily in the opening frame, hitting a batter and giving up three hits. Fulmer really hurt his chances of making it a successful outing on the hill by allowing Cubs catcher Willson Contreras to take him deep for a grand slam that putt the Cubs up 5-0.


A 393-footer just over the wall in center, the homer exited the field at 108 miles per hour, with Contreras making solid contact on a Fulmer fastball thrown right over the plate.

Marking Contreras's second home run of the season, the grand slam gave the Cubs a sizable early edge on their local rivals. The grand slam was the seventh ever hit by a Cubs player in the Crosstown Classic and only the second one to come in the first inning.

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