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Kyle Schwarber latest in Cubs line of rookies off to fast starts

Kyle Schwarber latest in Cubs line of rookies off to fast starts

The hit parade began Aug. 5 when Javier Baez cranked a game-winning home run in his Cubs debut. It continued three weeks later when Jorge Soler homered in his first at-bat and became the third major-league player since 1900 with at least one extra-base hit in his first five games. Kris Bryant was named National League Rookie of the Month in May after his first full month in the majors, and now Kyle Schwarber is trying to top them all. One day after knocking out four hits in his first start in the majors, Schwarber singled and hit a two-run, opposite-field homer in his first two at-bats of a rain-delayed game against the Indians. He finished 2-for-4 Thursday in the Cubs' 4-3 loss....

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