WATCH: David Bote slugs 413-foot two-run bomb


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Cubs third baseman David Bote crushed a two-run homer, increasing his 2021 RBI total to 22.
Cubs third baseman David Bote crushed a two-run homer, increasing his 2021 RBI total to 22.

PITTSBURGH – Chicago Cubs third baseman David Bote provided his squad with an early lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Lifting a 413-foot two-run jack out to straightaway center field, Bote placed the North Siders ahead 2-0 in the top of the second.

Starter Wil Crowe gave up the bomb at PNC Park on a 93-mph four-seamer. Left fielder Rafael Ortega drew a leadoff walk in the previous plate appearance. Bote's fourth home run of the season, the long ball carried 104.6 mph off the bat and sported a launch angle of 24 degrees.

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