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Happ hits 14,000th homer in Cubs history

Left fielder goes deep in both games of twin bill, has been on-base machine vs. Reds
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CINCINNATI -- In the fourth inning in the Cubs' 10-0 win in Game 2 of Saturday's split doubleheader, left fielder Ian Happ drove a first-pitch fastball from Reds starter Sal Romano into the right-field bleachers.

The solo shot was Happ's seventh of the season and the 14,000th home run in Cubs history.

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CINCINNATI -- In the fourth inning in the Cubs' 10-0 win in Game 2 of Saturday's split doubleheader, left fielder Ian Happ drove a first-pitch fastball from Reds starter Sal Romano into the right-field bleachers.

The solo shot was Happ's seventh of the season and the 14,000th home run in Cubs history.

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"I kind of felt like it was an important home run, but I didn't know that -- 14,000th? That's pretty interesting. Good for him," said Cubs manager Joe Maddon.

Happ recorded homer No. 6 -- also a solo shot -- in Game 1 of the twin bill, a 5-4 Reds win in 11 innings. Sitting on a full count in his fourth plate appearance, Happ drilled a pitch from reliever Raisel Iglesias into the stands in left-center.

Video: CHC@CIN: Happ scorches solo homer to left-center

"It's cool to be a part of Cubs history in any way that I can be," said Happ. "I've had a couple cool moments so far in the short time [I've been here]. I look forward to continuing the great history of this organization."

In the first three games of the weekend series, Happ reached base in 11 of his 15 plate appearances, with two doubles, a triple, two homers and six walks, three of them intentional in an 8-1 Cubs win on Friday night.

William Rettig is a contributor to MLB.com based in Cincinnati.

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