Watch: Jon Lester Rides the Lightning for Big Home Run

With his team down 0-1 in the 2nd inning, Jon Lester strode to the plate with two man on and one out. The lefty battled his counterpart, former Cardinal Lance Lynn, working a full count and fouling off a couple pitches along the way.

Then Lynn grooved a 95.5 mph two-seamer and…Jawny Lestah hit that one wicked fah! He even gave it a little pimpage, which is what you do when you hit it 406 feet. The Cubs would go on to build a snowman despite the triple-digit heat, riding yet another monster inning to a big lead that would eventually become their fourth straight double-digit output.

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