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Schwarber reaches 20-homer plateau

MLB.com @CarrieMuskat

CHICAGO -- Kyle Schwarber joined the 20-homer club on Saturday in the Cubs' 5-4 win over the Padres at Wrigley Field.

Schwarber led off the Cubs' second inning with his 20th home run of the season, launching a 3-2 fastball from the Padres' Walker Lockett into the right-field bleachers.

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CHICAGO -- Kyle Schwarber joined the 20-homer club on Saturday in the Cubs' 5-4 win over the Padres at Wrigley Field.

Schwarber led off the Cubs' second inning with his 20th home run of the season, launching a 3-2 fastball from the Padres' Walker Lockett into the right-field bleachers.

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It's the second straight season Schwarber has reached 20 homers. He hit a career-high 30 last year for the Cubs. He also joins Javier Baez, who leads the team with 23 homers.

Anthony Rizzo got in on the action, too, as he outdid Schwarber, hitting his 17th homer 444 feet to center as part of a five-run inning. Schwarber's home run traveled 405 feet to right.

Lockett was making a spot start for Joey Lucchesi, who was sidelined with a stomach bug.

Rizzo now has 182 home runs with the Cubs and and moved into sole possession of 11th on the team's all-time list, passing Alfonso Soriano (181). Next up is Hack Wilson, who hit 190 home runs for the team.

Carrie Muskat has covered the Cubs since 1987, and for MLB.com since 2001. You can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat.

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