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Paul Goldschmidt Crushed Baseballs And The Cubs' Spirit Last Night

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Paul Goldschmidt was very, very mean to the Cubs Thursday.

The Diamondbacks first baseman blasted two home runs off starter Jose Quintana and a go-ahead homer off Wade Davis in the ninth, as Arizona beat Chicago, 10-8. For three times in one game, the piercing sound of Goldschmidt making contact was followed by the agonized moans of Cubs fans. It made for a wonderful video:


Had the game gone into extras, Goldschmidt might’ve had one more attempt at a grand slam to complete the home run cycle, a nearly impossible achievement anyway. His first jack drove in three runs; his second drove in two; and his third was a solo shot. Alas, he had to settle for a mere three taters and six RBIs.

The Cubs learned their lesson, right after the three-game series ended:

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