Cubs Beat Reds


Cubs Beat Reds

Cubs rookie Chris Morel, who debuted last week with a home run in his first big-league at-bat, pulled off a 118-year first for the Cubs Monday night as soon as he took the field against the Reds. Morel, who singled and scored in the Cubs' three-run seventh Monday night, started for the Cubs at shortstop in the opener of the four-game series, his fourth defensive position in five career big-league starts. Morel also has started at third base, second base and centerfield. Only one other player in modern franchise history (since 1901) has done that: Solly Hofman in 1904 (thanks to Cubs historian Ed Hartig for the research). Hofman's first four games as a Cub that year were starts at short, left, center and right. "I can play everywhere," said Morel, who finished Monday's 7-4 victory at second base. "I just want to make sure I play good and play for my team. No matter what position I play, I need to play good." Morel didn't have the Cubs' only impressive flex on Monday. Patrick Wisdom, last year's slugging rookie surprise, hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning Monday, the fourth consecutive game in which he has homered. The last Cub to do that was Anthony Rizzo in 2015. Click below to read more:

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