The Chicago Cubs have raced out to an early lead in Game 7 of the World Series after leadoff hitter Dexter Fowler hit a home run on just the third pitch of the game.
Fowler’s home run marked the first leadoff home run in a World Series Game 7. That it came off the red-hot Corey Kluber is especially impressive.
On contact, Fowler knew he made good contact but did not look certain that the ball had enough distance to clear the park.
And it only barely cleared the center field wall:
Fowler went nuts when he saw it leave the park, turning toward his team’s dugout to pump his teammates up:
Here’s the homer, courtesy of MLB:
— MLB (@MLB) November 3, 2016
It’s a dream start for the Cubs, especially on the road and against Kluber. But there’s still a lot of baseball to be played.