Watch: Cubs 3B Kris Bryant hits 495-foot home run
Bryant’s shot traveled a projected 495 feet, eclipsing Michael Taylor’s 493-foot round-tripper as the longest of home run this season.
According to MLB’s Statcast, the ball left Bryant’s bat at 111.5 miles per hour.
Bryant’s solo homer gave him 85 RBIs on the season, which is tied for the most of any Cubs rookie in franchise history.
With the victory, the Cubs remained 7 1/2 games up on the Nationals in the NL Wild Card race.
- Kenny Ducey