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Anthony Rizzo hits 2 home runs vs. Giants



CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo launched a pair of home runs, Nicholas Castellanos continued to win over Cubs fans and Chicago maintained its torrid pace at home with a 5-3 win over the Giants on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
                        With the win, the Cubs improved to 42-19 at home this

CHICAGO – Anthony Rizzo launched a pair of home runs, Nicholas Castellanos continued to win over Cubs fans and Chicago maintained its torrid pace at home with a 5-3 win over the Giants on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

With the win, the Cubs improved to 42-1

9 at home this season.

Rizzo and Castellanos each belted a solo homer in the first inning off Giants righty Tyler Beede, who later allowed another shot to Rizzo in the third. That gave the Cubs first baseman four homers in his past five games and 25 on the season. Rizzo is now the seventh player in Cubs history to have at least 25 home runs in six or more seasons.

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Jonathan Lucroy added an RBI single in the fifth and Tony Kemp contributed a sacrifice fly in the seventh, helping back a solid effort from Chicago lefty Cole Hamels . The veteran starter allowed three runs in six innings, ending with five strikeouts and two walks. Hamels allowed a two-run homer to Austin Slater in the second and a solo blast to Kevin Pillar in the fourth.

Jordan Bastian covers the Cubs for MLB.com. He previously covered the Indians from 2011-18 and the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian .


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