Before Friday's game against San Diego, 9-year-old Matteo Lambert of Vienna, Virginia, met Anthony Rizzo in the Chicago Cubs' dugout and gave him a note asking for a "moonshot" on behalf of group running a 5K in Grant Park this weekend to raise money for kids with cancer.
The Cubs' first baseman did even better than that for Lambert, smashing a grand slam in a 6-5 victory over the Padres.
"That was for him," Rizzo, a Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor, said after the Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Padres 6-5. "That's really special for him to come and hang out there."
The home run, his 20th of the season was the first Rizzo had hit since June 15.
Thanks to the long ball, Rizzo has now hit 20 or more home runs in each of the last seven seasons.