Pedro Alvarez has had four multi-homer games this season, and his two long ball performance showed off his impressive power at Wrigley Field on Sunday. When Alvarez is locked in at the plate, the third baseman drives the ball out of the ballpark. Literally.
Both Alvarez’s home runs — No. 28 and No. 29 on the season — sailed out of the stadium and landed on Waveland Avenue in Chicago. It was part of his 2-for-5 day, where he drove in five runs.
The first dinger from Alvarez came on a 1-0 pitch for a two-run shot in the fifth inning to left-center field. The second was also an opposite field blast, which like the first, cleared the seats and bounced out of the stadium. It drove in three more runs for the third baseman in his two-homer day. Alvarez has hit 18 of his 29 home runs in day games this season. Only Toronto’s Edwin Encarnacion (19) has more in the Majors in afternoon games.
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