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WATCH: Kyle Schwarber smashes first-inning 3-run blast


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Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber hammered his 37th dinger of the year on Monday.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber hammered his 37th dinger of the year on Monday.

CHICAGO — After the Chicago Cubs hit 14 home runs in their weekend sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the power-hitting trend carried over into the Cubs' series opener with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. In the bottom of the first, Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber smashed a 3-run dinger.

Carrying 397 feet out to center field, the 37th homer of the season for Schwarber came on on a four-seamer thrown by Reds starter Kevin Gausman. The 3-run jack at Wrigley Field left the bat at 104 miles per hour and sported a launch angle of 29 degrees.

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