Christopher Morel

Christopher Morel launches 3rd home run in 5 games to give Cubs the lead vs. the Brewers

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In the midst of a Friday afternoon chess match at Wrigley Field between two rivals at the top of the National League Central, Christopher Morel got a hold of one to stay hot and ensure the Cubs draw first blood in a pivotal weekend series.

Facing a 3-2 count with nobody on base and two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Christopher Morel was dealt a four-seam fastball in the strike zone and took full advantage, catapulting the ball into straight-away center to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The home run is Morel's sixth on the season and his third in the last five games, dating back to a game-winning ninth inning home run he hit Monday night at Citi Field against the New York Mets.

The Cubs' weekend series against the Brewers marks their first against a divisional opponent this season. The two teams will tangle twice more this weekend, with first pitch slated for 1:20 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

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