Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan was hitting .202 before Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, just 11 hits in his last 62 at-bats.
Coghlan hit his seventh home run of the season off Diamondback’s Jeremy Hellickson — Coghlan was the only player on the Cubs roster to face Hellickson prior to Sunday’s game.
His two-run home run pulled the Cubs within one run in the fifth inning.
Coghlan two-run shot makes it 4-3 DBacks. 9th HR on six-game trip for Cubs (third by Coghlan).— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) May 24, 2015
Last season, the Cubs outfielder only had nine home runs the entire 2014 season, which was a career high, and Coghlan has nearly reached that mark a quarter through the season.
It was Coghlan's 7th HR of the season. His career high is 9, which he totaled in both '09 and last year. #Cubs— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 24, 2015
The six-year-veteran also flashed his glove in left field with a highlight-reel catch.
The Cubs lost 4-3, but Coghlan finished the game 1-for-2 and raised his averaged to .208.