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Anthony Rizzo got the green light on a 3-0 pitch Wednesday night and took out a red light on the Budweiser sign with it.

The Chicago Cubs first baseman was batting with two on and nobody out with his team down 3-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies in the bottom of the third. Though he was ahead in the count 3-0 — a count where many players take the pitch — Rizzo decided to let it rip. He got a Cole Irvin pitch right where he liked it and blasted it deep to right field at Wrigley Field.

The ball traveled so far it went over the scoreboard and hit the “D” in the Budweiser sign, leaving it dented.

The homer was estimated for a distance of 437 feet and had an exit velocity just over 110 mph.

That was Rizzo’s 12th home run of the year. He’s up to 34 RBIs on the season too.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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