According to the Cubs, Sunday’s game marked the seventh time Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have hit consecutive home runs, the fourth most frequent duo in franchise history. They hit consecutive home runs in the first inning of the 5-1 win over Arizona. Maybe for the last time with the Cubs? That remains to be seen, but the MLB trading deadline comes on Friday and both players will become free agents after the season.
Leading the Cubs’ back-to-back home runs are Sammy Sosa and Mark Grace (nine times), Billy Williams and Ron Santo (eight), and Ernie Banks and Santo (eight).
Rizzo’s home run was his first at Wrigley Field since June 11, but he added another in the first inning on Monday, with Bryant scoring ahead of him.
On their way into the action on Monday, the Cubs were ninth in the majors with 126 home runs. San Francisco leads with 151.