WATCH: Ian Happ smashes 436-foot 2-run homer, increases Cubs' lead over Cardinals


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Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ hammered his third home run in his last 10 games on Saturday night.
Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ hammered his third home run in his last 10 games on Saturday night.

ST. LOUIS — After Chicago Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber put the North Siders on the scoreboard a few innings earlier, Cubs center fielder Ian Happ provided the Cubs with a 3-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals by way of a 2-run blast on Saturday. The third-inning dinger at Busch Stadium marked Happ's 10th dinger of the year.

The monstrous jack carried 436 feet out to center field after Happ connected on a sinker thrown by Cardinals hurler Adam Wainwright. Sporting an exit velocity of 107 miles per hour, the 2-run round-tripper, which plated second baseman Nico Hoerner, served as Happ's third homer in his last 10 outings.

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