Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki hits 2 homers in 2-1 win over Pirates

Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki improved on his already impressive start to his first MLB season on Tuesday with two homers in Chicago’s 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Suzuki now leads the National League in homers with three, which ties him for the MLB lead with Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton. Suzuki signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Cubs in March after playing with Hiroshima Carp in Japan for nine seasons.

Suzuki, 27, is down .417 / .529 / 1.167 in four games and is the only player in MLB with more than 8 RBI and more than 4 walks in his first 4 career games since RBI became an official stat in 1920. He set a career-high in homers last season for Hiroshima with 38.

Chicago is now 3-1 after opening the season with a home series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

(Photo: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)


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