Jorge Soler shows off opposite field power with game tying homer in the bottom of the ninth
Jorge Soler had a big night at the plate in the Cubs’ 8-7 win over the Pirates in 13 innings. Soler went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and two RBI.
And it was hit solo shot with one out in the ninth that sent the game to extra innings.
Soler took Pirates’ closer, lefty Tony Watson out to right center and tied the game at six. Soler’s first opposite field homer of the season came at the right time on a night he had already doubled in a run and came within inches of a three-run homer in the third.
Soler’s ninth inning blast was the first home run of his career that tied the game or put his team ahead in the ninth inning or later.
Jorge Soler has hit 10 home runs this season, equaling his total from a year ago. Soler is batting .246/.330/.449 with eight doubles, 10 home runs and a .779 OPS in 69 games.
Since returning from the DL, Soler is 17-for-57 in 19 games with three double and five home runs (.298/.349/.614) for a .963 OPS.