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WATCH: Russell talks about his clutch HR blast

by - Senior Editor -

Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell talked to the media following his three-run home run to left center field that helped the Cubs to a 5-3 victory on Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

"I just wanted to go up there and see something straight and make hard contact, and he threw me a fastball and I hit it out," Russell said.

"Once I hit the ball, I kind of knew it was gone," Russell said. "I normally don't pimp home runs but it's opening night, we're down, and the occasion called for it."

"The party room is good and in effect," Russell said about the new Cubs Clubhouse.

ICYMI: Here is video of Russell's three-run homer during the eighth inning against the Reds on Monday night.

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