Cubs' Kyle Schwarber enters record books with fifth postseason homer

Kyle Schwarber watches his Game 3 homer.
Kyle Schwarber watches his Game 3 homer. (USATSI)

CHICAGO - Though he's only playing in his eighth career postseason game, Cubs rookie slugger Kyle Schwarber already has a franchise record. With an opposite-field home run in the first inning of NLCS Game 3 against the Mets, Schwarber now has five postseason homers.

Here's the blast in Game 3, which tied it up, 1-1.

Five postseason home runs in a career is a Cubs record. Seriously.

Here's the new leaderboard:

1. Schwarber, 5
2. Aramis Ramirez, 4
2. Alex Gonzalez, 4
4. Frank Demaree, 3
5. 10 players tied with 2 (includes current Cubs Jorge Soler and Anthony Rizzo)

Beyond that, Schwarber also passed Miguel Cabrera for most homers in a single postseason by a player age 22 or younger.

Schwarber, 22, owned a .409/.458/1.091 postseason line after his first at-bat in Game 3 on Tuesday. He hit 16 homers in 232 regular-season at-bats.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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