February 3, 2023

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4 days' worth of Wisdom: Cubs' 3B homers in 4th straight

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When things are going well at the plate, you feel like you can make something happen in every at-bat, and Wisdom has had a historic last few days at the plate. With a fourth-inning blast off Vladimir Gutierrez Monday night, Wisdom became the first Cubs player to homer in four consecutive games since Anthony Rizzo did it from July 29-Aug. 1 in 2015.

The 393-foot blast drove in three runs, extending Chicago’s lead to 4-0 over the Reds on the way to a 7-4 victory in the opening game of a six-game road trip. 

The long ball was the lone hit of Wisdom’s night, but it was enough to give Cubs starting pitcher Drew Smyly plenty of insurance to work through the Reds’ lineup in the middle innings. 

Wisdom’s streak began Friday afternoon, when he lined a Humberto Castellanos pitch just over the ivy and into the center field bleachers. In the days following, Wisdom, alongside teammate Frank Schwindel, made headlines after hitting back-to-back home runs on consecutive days, becoming the first pair of Cubs to do so since Ernie Banks and Jim Hickman did so in 1969.

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