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Rizzo follows Schwarber with HR in Wild Card Game

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USA TODAY

The last time Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo hit home runs in the same postseason game, Schwarber's landed atop the right field video board at Wrigley Field as the Cubs finished their NLDS win over the Cardinals.

Six years later, they did it again, only wearing opposite uniforms Tuesday night in Boston,

Three innings after Schwarber took Gerrit Cole deep, Rizzo snuck a drive inside Fenway Park's Pesky Pole to get the Yankees on the board.

That was Rizzo's first postseason hit since the 2018 NL Wild Card Game, when his single in the eighth inning started a game-tying rally against the Rockies.

Terrence Gore pinch ran for him that game and scored the tying run on a Javy Báez double. The Cubs lost in 13 innings.

Rizzo went 0-for-8 in the Cubs' two-game sweep at the hands of the Marlins in the 2020 NL Wild Card round, his last playoff action with the Cubs before being traded to New York in July.

Schwarber and Boston came out on top, beating Rizzo and the Yankees 6-2. Rizzo is now set to enter free agency this winter.

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