Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo accomplish rare feat in AL Wild Card game

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Tuesday’s American League Wild Card game was a familiar sight to see for Chicago Cubs fans.

Former Cubs Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo were pitted against each other and both went deep for their respective teams, although it was Schwarber who came out on top in the Red Sox’s 6-2 win over Rizzo’s Yankees.

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Of course, this was not the first time these two sluggers have homered in the same postseason game.

Schwarber and Rizzo did it as teammates during Game 4 of the 2015 NLDS when the Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-4, to clinch a trip to the NLCS.

The fact they both homered again, in the same game as opponents, was actually quite a rare feat.

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It was just the second time in MLB history that two teammates who homered in a playoff game together did so in the same game while playing for different teams.

The only other time was when Carlos Ruiz and Jayson Werth did it during Game 3 of the 2016 NLDS between the Nationals and Dodgers.

Ruiz and Werth previously homered as teammates with the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the 2009 World Series against the New York Yankees.

There could be more postseason moments for former Cubs as Kris Bryant was traded to the NL West champion San Francisco Giants, although it would require the Giants and Red Sox meeting in the World Series for a reunion with Schwarber.

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