A homer in Cleveland. A triple in Cincinnati. From top-to-bottom in his home state, Kyle Schwarber is demonstrating he can pretty much hit anything.
Schwarber hit a two-run triple on Sunday that got the U.S. team rolling toward a 10-1 victory in the All-Star Futures Game, managed by two stars on Cincinnati's Big Red Machine. The Cubs catcher appreciated the significance — the Reds were his favorite team growing up in nearby Middletown, Ohio.
He had dreamed of one day stepping on the field at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park and seeing what he could do. He got the chance on Sunday.
"It was awesome going up those steps and stepping on that field where...