Dexter Fowler gets World Series ring from Cubs, promptly hits lead-off homer

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Friday marked Dexter Fowler’s return to Wrigley Field for the first time since leaving the Chicago Cubs. It was certainly a memorable return.

Prior to the game, Fowler, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, finally received his well earned World Series ring. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo presented the ring to Fowler in a pregame ceremony, which included a standing ovation from the Wrigley Field faithful.

Fowler was also the game’s first hitter. After working a full count against former teammate John Lackey, Fowler turned a pitch and smoked a lead-off home run into the right field bleachers.

Fowler finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk. The Cubs did have the last laugh, though, as they defeated the Cardinals 3-2.