Suburban native Mike Foltynewicz returns to pitch against the Cubs

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It’s not often that the opposing pitcher receives a loud cheer of support at Wrigley Field, but Mike Foltynewicz got just that Thursday evening.

Foltynewicz, the Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Thursday night, grew up in south-suburban Minooka. The young pitcher made his first appearance in Chicago since reaching the majors in 2014.

Even some Cubs fans couldn’t help but show the local kid some love.

With family and friends in the crowd supporting him, Foltynewicz started off the game on fire. He was perfect through the first inning and didn’t allow a run in the first two innings.

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The 23-year-old was touched up in the third, giving up four runs, highlighted by an Anthony Rizzo three-run home run. Foltynewicz would be pulled in the fifth inning after giving up seven runs.

On the season Foltynewicz is 4-4 with a 5.61 ERA.

He was drafted in 2010 out of high school by the Houston Astros. Foltynewicz joined the Braves at the start of this year.

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