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VIDEO: Cubs' Nicholas Castellanos Stays Scalding Hot With Solo Shot in 1st Inning Against Giants

Nicholas Castellanos has done nothing but mash since making the move to Chicago. The former Detroit Tiger was at it again on Tuesday night, giving the Cubs an early lead over the Giants with a booming solo shot to right-center field off Tyler Beede.

Despite Kevin Pillar's effort to bring the ball back into the outfield grass, Castellanos' shot scraped over the ivy and into the bleachers at Wrigley.

The 27-year-old now has seven homers since being traded, and is up to 18 on the year. He's been an excellent addition to the top of the Cubs' lineup and handed them an early lead in an important game.