Well, that lead was short lived. Shortly after Leury García got things started for the White Sox with a solo blast off the very first pitch he saw from Jon Lester, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras did one better by launching a frozen rope of a grand slam over the left field wall to give the Cubbies a 4-1 first-inning lead over Lucas Giolito and Co. in the Crosstown Classic.


That one got out of Wrigley Field in a hurry. Also, peep that chest bump and fist pump as Contreras is rounding first base!


They might not admit it, but Contreras' raw emotion proves that the Windy City Showdown means a whole lot to the Cubs. You gotta love meaningful baseball being played in mid-June.