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Navarro hits 3 home runs, goes deep from both sides as Cubs pound White Sox 9-3

  • Chicago Cubs' Dioner Navarro, right, watches his three-run home run along with Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning of a interleague baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. It was Navarro's third home run of the game.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Cubs' Dioner Navarro, right, watches his three-run home run along with Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers during the seventh inning of a interleague baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. It was Navarro's third home run of the game. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago White Sox's Tyler Flowers hits an RBI single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman, scoring Conor Gillaspie, during the second inning of a interleague baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago White Sox's Tyler Flowers hits an RBI single off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman, scoring Conor Gillaspie, during the second inning of a interleague baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Cubs' Dioner Navarro hits a three-run home run, his third home run of the baseball game, off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Brian Omogrosso, also scoring Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano, during the seventh inning on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Cubs' Dioner Navarro hits a three-run home run, his third home run of the baseball game, off Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Brian Omogrosso, also scoring Anthony Rizzo and Alfonso Soriano, during the seventh inning on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

Dioner Navarro hit three home runs in a game for the first time in his career, connecting from both sides of the plate at Wrigley Field on Wednesday and leading the Chicago Cubs over the White Sox 9-3.

Navarro had never homered more than once in a game, but he sure had his swing going while driving in a career-high six runs and scoring four times. He became the first Cubs player to hit three homers in a game since Aramis Ramirez against Houston on July 20, 2010, at Wrigley and their first catcher to do it since George Mitterwald on April 17, 1974, against Pittsburgh.

The last Cubs switch-hitter to homer from the left and right sides in a game was Mark Bellhorn against Milwaukee on Aug. 29, 2002.