Schwarber’s 2 homers send Cubs over Reds 5-4 in 13 innings
Kyle Schwarber hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth inning, then completed yet another big night at Great American Ball Park with a solo shot in the 13th, rallying the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.
Schwarber’s homer off Nate Adcock (1-2) gave the rookie his first two-homer game, right in the ballpark where he grew up rooting for the Reds.
The catcher grew up in nearby Middletown, Ohio, and was called up briefly last month. He hit his first homer in Cleveland. He finally got to play at Great American in the All-Star Futures game nine days ago and won the MVP award with a two-run triple.
Schwarber, the fourth overall draft pick last year, doubled home a run Tuesday and then tied it with his 424-foot homer in the ninth off J.J. Hoover.