Last night, the Chicago Cubs certainly had their way their division rival, the Pittsburgh Pirates, in the opener of their three-game series.
With eight runs in the first inning, the Cubs doused the Pirates by a final of 9-0.
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, who hit leadoff in last night’s game and served as the DH, got the rally started with a double.
But he came to the plate later in the inning as well after Chicago had put up four runs on the Pirates.
He followed up his double with a grand slam, which accounted for his 100th career home run.
ESPN’s Jesse Rogers tweeted later that Contreras was the first Cub to have a double and grand slam in the same inning since Frank “Wildfire” Shulte back in 1911.
From ELIAS: Willson Contreras is the first Cubs player with a double and grand slam in the same inning since Frank 'Wildfire' Schulte in 1911.
Good hitter. Better nickname
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) May 17, 2022
Contreras Comes Through
What a way for Contreras to reach the 100-home run milestone.
He had already doubled and gotten the rally started for the Cubs, but managed to add a little more fuel to the fire with his grand slam, which happened to be an all-important home run for him.
That is the perfect way for him to reach such a milestone, while also becoming the first Cubs player in over a century to double and hit a grand slam in the same inning.
He led the way as the Cubs completely dismantled the Pirates, who had just won a game the previous day despite being no-hit.
Contreras is one of the last remaining holdovers from the 2016 World Series championship team and is a player that Chicago fans cherish.
And those fans got to see Contreras make some history in two different ways, hitting home run No. 100 and becoming the first Cub since 1911 to hit and grand slam and double in the same inning.