WATCH: Russell hits 408-foot bomb for his first homer of season

Print

by - Senior Writer -
Addison Russell Photo
Pos: SS/2B   Height: 6-0   Weight: 200   Hometown: Pensacola, FL (Pace (HS) HS)  
Years Played: 2016 - 2018

Going yard for the first time since last June, Chicago Cubs second baseman Addison Russell connected on a 4-seamer thrown by Cincinnati Reds starter Sonny Gray on Wednesday and drilled a 408-foot home run. The 2-run blast put the Cubs ahead 2-1 in the top of the second.

Marking the first homer for Russell since he recently returned from his suspension, the dinger sailed off the bat at 105 miles per hour and carried well over the wall in center field at Great American Ball Park. Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. scored on the dinger after he started the 2-out rally with a single in the previous at-bat.

Comment on this story
Send Feedback to Cole Little: Email | Comment
REPORT: Cubs mentioned in new trade rumors for three players, including All-Star closer
REPORT: Cubs mentioned in new trade rumors for three players, including All-Star closer
Cubs option Carl Edwards Jr., recall reliever
Cubs option Carl Edwards Jr., recall reliever
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber hammers towering solo shot at Oracle Park
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber hammers towering solo shot at Oracle Park
WATCH: Pedro Strop inexplicably dances in dugout between innings
WATCH: Pedro Strop inexplicably dances in dugout between innings
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest