Watch: Cubs DH Kyle Schwarber hits first major league home run

Friday June 19th, 2015

Chicago Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber, who was called up by the team for one week to serve as designated hitter while the team faced a pair of American League opponents, hit his first major league home run on Thursday night against the Cleveland Indians.

Schwarber hit a two-run shot in the top of the fifth inning off of Danny Salazar that tied the game at 3–3.

The Indians went on to win 4–3 thanks to Giovanny Urshela's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning. The victory gave Cleveland two wins in three consecutive games against the Cubs after Monday's matchup was postponed due to rain. 

On Wednesday night, Schwarber made a splash in his first major league start by collecting four hits, including an RBI triple. The rookie is now 6 for 10 to start his career.

Exclusive: Astros GM Jeff Luhnow speaks out about hacking scandal

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.