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Coghlan goes yard in both games of twin bill

Coghlan goes yard in both games of twin bill

CINCINNATI -- Chris Coghlan achieved a feat in Cincinnati no Cubs player has done since the late Ron Santo.

Coghlan hit a solo homer in the sixth inning of the first game of Tuesday's day-night doubleheader against the Reds, and belted a two-run shot in the second inning of the second game.

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He's the first Cubs player to homer in both ends of a doubleheader since Alfonso Soriano did so on Sept. 15, 2007, in St. Louis, and the first Cubs player to do so in Cincinnati since Santo did on June 20, 1965. Santo hit a pair of three-run homers that day.

The Cubs outfielder, who was making his 28th and 29th starts in the two games, matched a career-high with four hits on Monday.

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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