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Puig literally hits home run out of Wrigley Field

For The Win logo For The Win 5/25/2019 Michelle R. Martinelli
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Yasiel Puig hit his ninth home run of the season Saturday against the Chicago Cubs, and it easily cleared the walls of Wrigley Field.

Against Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, the Cincinnati Reds right fielder swung on his first pitch in the top of the fifth inning, blasting the ball way past left field and straight out of the historic ballpark. As the broadcasters pointed out, that ball likely fell somewhere on Waveland Avenue just outside, if not farther down to the next street over.

Sure, Wrigley is one of the smaller ballparks when it comes to the size of the outfield, but Puig's homer is still awfully impressive at 416 feet.

It was his second home run in two days after hitting one Friday in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Cubs in the first of the three-game series. With Cincinnati trailing Saturday, Puig's homer helped his team inch closer to catching Chicago, cutting its lead to 5-4 in the fifth.

Through five innings, the Reds and Cubs combined for five home runs.

But baseball fans were loving Puig's dinger.


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