Ian Happ has big day in plate in Cubs doubleheader in Cincinnati … Second longball of the day is the 14,000th home run in franchise history
Ian Happ had an excellent day at the plate in the Cubs day-night doubleheader on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.
Happ ended up just a single shy of a cycle in Game 1. Happ homered, doubled and tripled but struck out in his last at bat in his bid to become the first Cubs’ player since Mark Grace in 1993 to hit for the cycle. Happ went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, home run and a walk in six trips to the plate. The Cubs lost the opener of the twin bill 5-4 in 11 innings.
Happ was back in the lineup for Game 2, batting sixth in left field. Happ gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning with a solo home run.
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With that home run, the Cubs became just the third franchise in Major League history to hit at least 14,000 longballs. The Cubs joined the New York Yankees and New York/San Francisco Giants, the only other two teams to reach the 14,000 home run plateau.
Happ finished Game 2 with one hit and two walks in five plate appearances (1-for-3, home run, two walks, two runs scored).
The Cubs beat the Reds 10-0 in the night cap behind an excellent outing from Jose Quintana. And the Cubs split the day-night doubleheader with the Reds.
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