Video: Kyle Schwarber put on a show last night

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber got it done with the bat and the glove last night as the Cubs completed a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies. In addition to going 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI, a walk, and three runs scored, he made a leaping catch at the wall in left field. Check out the highlight reel…

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Yes, wiping out while rounding first base on his second home run was just a bonus here. Fortunately, he was OK and his teammates were free to have some fun about it. Here’s Schwarber’s explanation to Patrick Mooney of

“A lot of snipers,” Schwarber said. “I tried to do the safe sign and I had to get up and run.”

Schwarber is batting .267/.362/.570 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI over his first 51 games in the majors. Per Carrie Muskat of, the Cubs have a franchise record 60 home runs from rookies this season. The previous record was 58 in 1966. That team finished at 59-103.