Filipino-American Addison Russell drills an opposite-field two-run homer off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias to extend the Chicago Cubs' lead to 4-0 in the 4th inning.
Julio Urias faced 184 batters at Dodger Stadium without ceding a homer. The 185th, Fil-Am Addison Russell, changed that.
Los Angeles, CA - Addison Russell homered in the 4th inning of the NLCS Game 4 with a man on 3rd and one out. The Filipino American shortstop drilled the 2-0 pitch 401 feet to centerfield after going hitless in his last 17 at bats to extend the Cubs' lead to 4-0. The Chicago Cubs went on to win 10-2. See NLCS Game 4 box score here.
Julio Urias faced 184 batters at Dodger Stadium without ceding a homer. The 185th, @Addison_Russell, changed that. #NLCS pic.twitter.com/ww1KpiHjqT— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) October 20, 2016
Addison Russell's HR was his 2nd hit of the postseason. He was 1-for-25 entering that at-bat & on a 17 AB hitless streak pic.twitter.com/lY2NeduZGW— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 20, 2016
.@ARizzo44, @Addison_Russell bust out as #Cubs pull even in #NLCS.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 20, 2016
Recap: https://t.co/bzc1ppShyJ #FlyTheW pic.twitter.com/pYRcYp5Ae7
As Addison Russell tweeted back in 2012 (when he was drafted by the Oakland Athletics and played for the Arizona League Athletics), he is half Black, half Filipino.