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The one he met on Tuesday night was not the most elegant of Anthony Rizzo's 185 career home runs.

The Chicago Cubs' first baseman channeled his inner Adrian Beltre, swinging so hard he dropped to his knees … but the ball he had hit by Detroit Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann still carried 379 feet and cleared the right field fence from.

Rizzo quickly jumped to his feet to round the bases for his 19th homer the season.

However, it was the only offense the Cubs could muster all evening when they fell to the Tigers 2-1.

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