WATCH: Rizzo hammers solo homer off scoreboard


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Pos: 1B   Height: 6-3   Weight: 240   Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL (Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

CHICAGO — The first hit of the game for the Chicago Cubs in their contest against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night was a tone-setter.

Hammering a solo home run off the scoreboard beyond right field, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo put the Cubs ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the second.

Marking the Cubs' first hit of the night, the long ball came on a 92-mile-per-hour fastball from Phillies starter Aaron Nola.

Rizzo's ninth home run of the year, the dinger traveled 415 feet into the bleachers behind right field. Rizzo now boasts 40 RBI on the year, which is the seventh-largest total in the National League.


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