The Chicago Cubs have struggled as of late, losing six of their last eight games. Chicago entered the weekend hoping to get back on track against a weak Twins team, and it appears like they are doing just that.
Home runs like this from Kyle Schwarber will certainly help.
Already holding a three-run advantage late in the game, Schwarber hit this monster 422-foot home run deep into dead center field for his 16th homer of the season.
Schwarber has been up and down this season for Chicago, with his batting average eclipsing .300 back in April while it has since dropped to below .240.
While this home run gave Chicago an extra cushion against Minnesota, it may also be the jump start Schwarber needs to finally gain consistency at the plate. He has proven he can be clutch for the Cubs in the postseason, with a .311 career average and 6 home runs in just 21 postseason games.
If the Cubs want to overthrow the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central, they will need more of this kind of play from Schwarber throughout the regular season.