White Sox starter James Shields tried a 89-mph fastball to begin his night, but Schebler connected on it with an exit velo of 110.1 mph, per Statcast™. It was the seventh of Schebler's 11 homers for the season that he launched on the first pitch of an at-bat. That's tied for second-most in the Major Leagues with Chicago's Kyle Schwarber, behind Washington's Bryce Harper (8).
Schebler also has two leadoff homers for his career. His other came on Sept. 9, 2015, for the Dodgers against the Angels.
In 18 games batting leadoff this season, Schebler is batting .333 (26-for-78). He was 2-for-3 with a one-out double in the fifth inning. Since May 30, he's batting .343 (35-for-102) with six homers and 15 RBIs. That span has raised his overall batting average from .237 to .283 on the season.