Schwarber gets standing ovation, homer in return to Wrigley

Former Middletown High School standout Kyle Schwarber received a standing ovation and hit a home run in his first game at Wrigley Field since leaving the Chicago Cubs for the Washington Nationals this past offseason.

Schwarber, who played his first six Major League Baseball seasons for the Cubs, hit a 407-foot, two-run homer in the fourth inning of the Nats' 7-3 loss to Chicago. It was his sixth home run of the season and first against his former team, which honored him with a pregame tribute and gave him a No. 12 panel from the Wrigley Field scoreboard - delivered by Cubs manager and former Reds catcher David Ross.

Washington Nationals' Kyle Schwarber (12) hits a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May, 17, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Schwarber, 28, agreed to a one-year contract with the Nats in January. He was non-tendered by the Cubs last December, making him a free agent.

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